Nearly a decade after his breakdown, Phillip Manns is a recluse, insulated against the temptations of music""until a former colleague begs him to teach at a nearby conservatory. It's there that he meets Hilda Greer, who's come to audition and plays the piece that started it all: Paganini's Le Streghe, or Witches' Dance.
Entranced by the character of Hilda's playing and unable to resist the siren call of music, Phillip takes Hilda under his wing. The two start a witches' dance of their own, a whirlwind that sweeps them toward the International Paganini Competition. When their curtain falls, one will bask in the music world's acclaim""and the other's world will be shattered completely.
Lanternfish Press, 9781941360293
Publication Date: October 22, 2019