Synopses & Reviews
On a misty London afternoon in 1886, piano tuner Edgar Drake receives a
strange request from the War Office: he must leave his wife, and his quiet
life in London, to travel to the jungles of Burma to tune a rare Erard
grand piano. The piano belongs to Surgeon-Major Anthony Carroll, an enigmatic
British officer, whose success at making peace in the war-torn Shan States
is legendary, but whose unorthodox methods have begun to attract suspicion.
So begins the journey of the soft-spoken Edgar across Europe, the Red Sea,
India, Burma, and at last into the remote highlands of the Shan States.
Sensuous and lyrical, rich with passion and adventure, "The Piano Tuner"
is a hypnotic tale of myth, romance and self-discovery. It is an unforgettable
and haunting novel.