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Paolo Maurensig's first novel, The Lneberg Variation, was hailed worldwide as an immediate classic. Now Canone Inverso-the classic tale of the doppelgänger reimagined-has confirmed Maurensig's reputation as a modern master.
In an isolated Austrian music school in the 1930s, two boys, each struggling with the burden of talent and the curse of obsession, become locked in a complex friendship. The key to their bond lies in the secret of a beautiful, strangely carved violin. As their lives unfold through the most violent decades of this century, the two become companions, rivals, and, inevitably, lethal enemies. With Canone Inverso, Paolo Maurensig delivers a powerful metaphysical thriller, culminating in a devastating finale.
Praise For Canone Inverso…
"A brilliant portrait of a nation's psychosis . . . Maurensig is a master of the tightly knit tale." (Merle Rubin, The Wall Street Journal)
"Suspenseful and engaging." (Michael Frank, Los Angeles Times)
"Maurensig unfolds this tale with an elegant, beguiling, meaningful complexity." (Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe)
"Engrossing." (Donna Rifkind, Baltimore Sun)
Holt Paperbacks, 9780805063028, 208pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 1999