The Upright Piano Player (Paperback)
Quercus Publishing, 9781849164054, 240pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2011
Summer 2012 Reading Group
— Jack Gillard, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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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.