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The melody a novel by Jim Crace

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Written in English


  • Homeless persons,
  • Grief,
  • Widowers,
  • Singers,
  • City and town life,
  • Fiction

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Aside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days, occasionally performing the classics in small venues--never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town"s highest honor, Busi is wrested from bed by noises in his courtyard and then stunned by an attacking intruder--his hands and neck are scratched, his face is bitten. Busi can"t say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi"s career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi"s own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumor--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town"s poor, the feral vagabonds at its edges, whose numbers have been growing. All the while Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife"s death and decide whether to sing one last time.

Edition Notes

StatementJim Crace
LC ClassificationsPR6053.R228 M45 2018
The Physical Object
Pagination224 pages
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26958684M
ISBN 100385543719
ISBN 109780385543712
LC Control Number2017040299

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