August Blue

August Blue

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/05/2024
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August Blue
elegiac
Deborah Levy is a dizzyingly good writer, and August Blue spoke to me in a way that I crave from all books, but rarely ever receive. The use of music, colo... READ MORE
Sophie Cook

Synopsis

At the height of her career, concert pianist Elsa M. Anderson - former child prodigy, now in her thirties - walks off the stage in Vienna, mid-performance.

Now she is in Athens, watching as another young woman, a stranger but uncannily familiar - almost her double - purchases a pair of mechanical dancing horses at a flea market. Elsa wants the horses too, but there are no more for sale. She drifts to the ferry port, on the run from her talent and her history.

So begins a journey across Europe, shadowed by the elusive woman who bought the dancing horses.

A dazzling portrait of melancholy and metamorphosis, August Blue uncovers the ways in which we seek to lose an old story, find ourselves in others and create ourselves anew.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241987889
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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August Blue
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I want the time back, this is the most boring book I’ve ever read, it’s nonsensical ramblings of nothing, I bought this book because it was among the recom... READ MORE
Lynne