Upright Piano Player

By David Abbott
(Maclehose, Paperback, 9781849164054)

Publication Date: April 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2011 Indie Next List
“As he faces retirement, Henry Cage finds his life spiraling out of control. He must deal with an ailing ex-wife, an estranged son, and a malicious stalker who is prone to violence. This first novel is both a page-turner and a disconcerting portrayal of the randomness of life and the choices we make. Strangely uplifting, The Upright Piano Player is guaranteed to keep you riveted.”
-- Jack Gillard, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2012 Reading Group


Description

Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relationship with his son is strained to the point of estrangement, and on the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random violent act which soon escalates into a prolonged and mysterious harassment. Who is doing this? And why?
Full of exceptional grace and emotional power, "The Upright Piano Player" is a wise and acutely observed novel about the myriad ways in which life tests us--no matter how carefully we have constructed our own little fortresses.

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