Fiction Books:

The Spanish Bow

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

The Spanish Bow

Format

Paperback / softback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

When Feliu Delargo is born in late-nineteenth-century Spain - in less than happy circumstances - Spain is slipping from international power and struggling with its own fractured identity, caught between the chaos of post-empire and impending Civil War. Feliu's troubled childhood and rise to fame - including musical apprenticeships in anarchist Barcelona and at the ill-fated Madrid royal court - lead him into a thorny partnership with an even more famous and eccentric figure, the piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz. The two musicians' divergent artistic goals and political inclinations threaten to divide them as Spain plunges into Civil War. But as Civil War turns to World War, shared love for their trio partner -- an Italian violinist named Aviva -- forces them into their final and most dangerous collaboration. Set in France, Spain and Germany between 1892 and 1940, The Spanish Bow portrays a vibrant musical era bridging late-Romanticism with modernity and violent nationalism. Holding a mirror to the present day, it examines the fine line between heroism and self-interest, and explores the power of art to shape lives and nations.

Author Biography

Born in 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before turning to fiction. Among her nonfiction works are several guidebooks to Alaska and Mexico, as well as a travel narrative, Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez. Her hobbies include playing the cello. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and two children, and is at work on a second novel about Victorian-era archaeology, set in the Middle East.
Release date NZ
September 6th, 2007
Pages
560
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
William Heinemann Ltd
Dimensions
156x233x42
ISBN-13
9780434017102
Product ID
1676681

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 156 Banana Points