Music of a Life (Paperback)
Washington Square Press, 9780743475600, 128pp.
Publication Date: February 24, 2004
Praise For Music of a Life…
The Wall Street Journal
[C]oncise, fable-like, light-textured yet morally serious in the highest degree....[R]ead it with delight and astonishment.
The Denver Post
[A] tour de force...about partings, death, love, solitude, art, identity...[that] leaves the reader with the feeling of having gone through an epic.
The New Yorker
Makine's dreamlike prose works beautifully when combined with a strong plot, as it was in his first novel, Dreams of My Russian Summers, and as it is here.
The Atlanta Journal
Makine belongs on the shelf of world literature -- between Lermontov and Nabokov, a few volumes down from Proust.