The Song of Names (Paperback)
Anchor Books, 9781400034895, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 10, 2004
In this ravishing novel of music and suspense, Norman Lebrecht unravels the strands of love, envy and exploitation that knot geniuses to their admirers. In doing so he also evokes the fragile bubble of Jewish life in prewar London; the fearful carnival of the Blitz, and the gray new world that emerged from its ashes. Bristling with ideas, lambent with feeling, The Song of Names is a masterful work of the imagination.
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Praise For The Song of Names…
“Delightful. . . reveals an author full of knowledge, invention and passion. . . . A lovely book.” – The Telegraph (London)
“Compelling humanity . . . deliciously caught. . . . Conjured with exceptional vividness.” – The Evening Standard (London)
“The music-biz interludes intrigue and convince. Lebrecht . . . always knows the score.”-– The Independent (London)
“An unusually impressive first novel." – The Spectator