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From the author of I Was Amelia Earhart, a luminous love story that winds through several generations—told in Jane Mendelsohns distinctive mesmerizing style.

At its center are Milo, a severely wounded veteran of the Iraq War confined to a rehabilitation hospital, and Honor, his physical therapist, a former dancer. When Honor touches Milos destroyed back, mysterious images from the past appear to each of them, puzzling her and shaking him to the core.

As Milos treatment progresses, the images begin to weave together into an intricate, mysterious tapestry of stories. There are Joe and Pearl, a husband and wife in the 1930s whose marriage is tested by Pearls bewitching artistic cousin, Vivian. There is the heartrending story of a woman photographer in the 1960s and the shocking theft of her lifes work. The picaresque life of a woman who has a child too young and finds herself always on the move from job to job and man to man. And the story of a man and a woman in seventeenth-century Turkey—a eunuch and a sultans concubine—whose forbidden love is captured in music. The stories converge in a symphonic crescendo that reveals the far-flung origins of Americas endlessly romantic soul and exposes the source of Honor and Milos own love.

A beautiful mystery and a meditation on love—its power and its limitations—American Music is a brilliantly original novel.

Synopsis:

From the author of "I Was Amelia Earhart" comes a luminous love story that winds through several generations: a beautiful mystery and a meditation on love--its power and limitations.

About the Author

Jane Mendelsohn is a graduate of Yale University. She is the author of two previous novels, including the New York Times best seller I Was Amelia Earhart. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307272669
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
Families
Author:
Mendelsohn, Jane
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.74x5.32x.99 in. .72 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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"Synopsis" by , From the author of "I Was Amelia Earhart" comes a luminous love story that winds through several generations: a beautiful mystery and a meditation on love--its power and limitations.
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