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Dauphin F CRA (Text) 35419002844422 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-02

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  • ISBN: 9780735235212 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: 224 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto] : Hamish Hamilton Canada, 2018.

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Alfred Busi lives along in his villa overlooking the waves, with only his trusted piano for company. famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days - occasionally performing the classics in small venues, though never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honour, Busi is wrested from his bed by noises in his courtyard, and then stunned by an attacking intruder. His hands and neck are scratched, and his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a  shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumour - of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest - and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vagabonds whose numbers have been growing. Meanwhile, Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time.
Subject: City and town life > Fiction.
Singers > Fiction.
Bereavement > Fiction.
Homelessness > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.

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