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    DescriptionHoller knows that he will soon die. Instead of withdrawing into the arms of his family, he withdraws from them. His only remaining aim in life is to persuade Alfred Brendel to play the definitive interpretation of Franz Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, just for him. Both in his life and dream he is no longer prepared to accept compromises, and he can only muster disgust for his wife's shameless pursuit of high society thrills and his son's materialist aspirations. To their shocked consternation, Holler sells his profitable business and decamps to rural Tuscany. In the sleepy Tuscan village of Castelnuovo he's seen as a decidedly odd stranger; he walks about town with a towel wrapped around his head to prevent it from splitting, inspects the community hall to check its suitability as a concert venue and hires the inhabitants of Castelnuovo's old people's home as stewards for the performance. But will Holler's humanity be revealed before it is too late?

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    Brendel's Fantasy
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Günther Freitag, Translated by Eugene H. Hayworth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 163
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 242 g
    ISBN 13: 9781907822537
    ISBN 10: 1907822534

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    DC23: 833.92
    Haus Publishing Limited
    Imprint name
    Haus Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    29 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    gunther freitag has received multiple awards for his radio plays and novels. He lives in Leoben, Steiermark (Austria).
    Review quote
    Brendel's Fantasy "reads a little like a stream-of-consciousness narrative, where the mundane and the bizarre are given equal prominence and emotions ebb and flow." Scottish Sunday Herald 20120415