Denna webbshop är stängd för köp.
Klicka här för mer information

The Lost Pianos of Siberia
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 202002
  • Antal sidor: 448
  • Vikt i gram: 559
  • ISBN10:0857524941
  • ISBN13:9780857524942

The Lost Pianos of Siberia

(Inbunden)
Beskrivning:

A critically-acclaimed Sunday Times, Spectator and Independent BOOK OF 2020

'Richly absorbing... An impressive exploration of Siberia's terrifying past.' Guardian

'Evocative and wonderfully original.' Colin Thubron

__________

Siberia's expansive history is traditionally one of exiles, bitter cold and suffering. Yet there is another tale to tell.

Dotted throughout this remote and beautiful landscape are pianos created during the boom years of the nineteenth century. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood. How these pianos made the journey into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is remarkable. That they might be capable of making music in such a hostile landscape feels like a miracle.

The Lost Pianos of Siberia is an absorbing story about a piano hunt - a quixotic quest through two centuries of Russian history and eight time zones stretching across an eleventh of the world's land surface. It reveals not only an unexpected musical legacy, but profound and brave humanity in the last place on earth you might expect to find it.

__________

What readers are saying about The Lost Pianos of Siberia:

***** 'You know a book's good when, on finishing it, you just want to start again.'

***** 'Beautifully written, full of compelling anecdotes celebrating Siberia's extraordinary history.'

***** 'The most unusual and intelligent way to tell a travel story.'

Kundrecensioner och bloggar

Ingår i följande avdelningar

Sök fler böcker:

Kunder som köpt denna bok har
även köpt:
Skotten i Köpenhamn :  ett reportage om
Ibland mår jag inte så bra
Ibland mår jag inte så bra
av Lindgren, Therése
Uppgång och fall
Uppgång och fall
av Strömquist, Liv
Miniatyrmakaren
Miniatyrmakaren
av Burton, Jessie
Min mors självbiografi
Min mors självbiografi
av Kincaid, Jamaica