By Elise Blackwell
As she prepares dinner for her husband and
their , Suzanne hears at the radio
that a jetliner has crashed and her lover is dead.
Alex Elling was once a popular orchestra conductor.
Suzanne is a live performance violist, lengthy unhappy with
her marriage to a composer whose track turns
emotion into idea. Now, extra on my own than
she’s ever been, she needs to grieve secretly. yet as
complex as that attempt is, it pales with the coming of
Alex’s widow, who blackmails her into completing
the rating for Alex’s unfinished viola concerto.
As Suzanne struggles to maintain her double lifestyles a
secret from her husband, from her most sensible friend,
and from the opposite participants of her quartet, she
is ate up through stories of a wealthy love affair
saturated with tune. more and more manipulated by
her lover’s widow and plagued by the concerto’s
many layers, Suzanne realizes she may well lose
everything she’s spent her existence operating for.
A tale of affection, loss, intercourse, classification, and betrayal,
this psychologically compelling novel explores
the ways in which artists’ lives and paintings have interaction, the
nature of relationships between ladies as friends
and rivals, and what it potential to make a life
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