Dissonance: A novel by Stephen Orr

By Stephen Orr

Dissonance' starts off with piano perform. Fifteen-year-old Erwin Hergert is pressured to take on scales and experiences for 6 hours an afternoon by way of his mom, Madge, who's made up our minds to provide Australia's first nice pianist. to assist Erwin concentration, Madge has exiled her husband, Johann, to the again shed. Jo is clinically determined with melanoma and Madge permits him again inside of, yet just for lengthy sufficient to die. Madge takes Erwin to Hamburg to proceed his stories. Erwin flourishes in Germany along with his new instructor until eventually he meets a neighbour, sixteen-year-old Luise, and unearths there is extra to lifestyles than track. in the meantime, Germany is relocating in the direction of struggle. overdue Nineteen Thirties Hamburg kinds the backdrop to an more and more tough love-triangle, as Erwin is torn among the piano, Luise, and the calls for of his love and devotion to his mom. quickly the bombs, actual and imagined, begin falling. Marriage and parenthood collapse to dying, and tragedy. ahead of lengthy Erwin and Madge are drawn into the horrors of a battle that leaves little time for track. 'Dissonance' is a re-imagining of the 'Frankfurt years' of Rose and Percy Grainger. this can be a novel approximately love in a single of its such a lot severe and damaging varieties, and the way humans try to live to tell the tale the specter of possession.

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