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Piano Tuner

by Daniel Mason

Piano Tuner Synopsis

An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century.In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office: he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair. The piano belongs to an army surgeon-major whose unorthodox peacemaking methodspoetry, medicine, and now musichave brought a tentative quiet to the southern Shan States but have elicited questions from his superiors.On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting woman as elusive as the surgeon-major. And at the doctors fort on a remote Burmese river, Edgar encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined.Sensuous, lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, this is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance, and self-discovery: an unforgettable novel.From the Hardcover edition.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781415950616
Publication date: 4th December 2007
Author: Daniel Mason
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: eBook
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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