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    The Auschwitz Violin (Corsair) (Paperback) By (author) Maria Angels Anglada

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    DescriptionIn the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin...Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel's former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp's two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure. Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation. "The Auschwitz Violin" is more than just a novel: it is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity.


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    Title
    The Auschwitz Violin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maria Angels Anglada
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 89 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849019828
    ISBN 10: 1849019827
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: SPAN2310, HOLO4060
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Libri: KATA1910
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    Export ed
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Corsair
    Publication date
    07 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Maria Angels Anglada (1930-99) was one of the most important Catalan figures of the twentieth century and one of its most prestigious and widely read authors. She was the winner of many awards and honors, including the Octavi Pellissa Prize for her book of short stories Nit de 1911.