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    DescriptionDissonance begins with piano practice. Fifteen - year - old Erwin Hergert is forced to tackle scales and studies for six hours a day by his mother, Madge, who is determined to produce Australia's first great pianist. To help Erwin focus, Madge has exiled her husband, Johann, to the back shed. Jo is diagnosed with cancer and Madge allows him back inside, but only for long enough to die.Madge takes Erwin to Hamburg to continue his studies. Erwin prospers in Germany with his new teacher until he meets a neighbour, sixteen - year - old Luise, and finds there's more to life than music.Meanwhile, Germany is moving towards war. Late 1930s Hamburg forms the backdrop to an increasingly difficult love - triangle, as Erwin is torn between the piano, Luise, and the demands of his love and devotion to his mother. Soon the bombs, real and imagined, start falling. Marriage and parenthood give way to death, and tragedy. Before long Erwin and Madge are drawn into the horrors of a war that leaves little time for music.Dissonance is a re - imagining of the 'Frankfurt years' of Rose and Percy Grainger. This is a novel about love in one of its most extreme and destructive forms, and how people attempt to survive the threat of possession.


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    Title
    Dissonance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Orr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 564
    Width: 197 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781459643543
    ISBN 10: 1459643542
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    16, Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    Large Print 16 pt
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Imprint name
    ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
    Publication date
    17 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Richmond, BC