Black Waltz

Black Waltz

3.39 (61 ratings by Goodreads)
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A successful and renowned conductor of a major symphony orchestra in Sao Paulo is married to a beautiful and talented violinist, close to thirty years his junior. But his happiness is undermined by two fears: that he will never wholly share her life because, unlike her, he is not Jewish; and that she will be unfaithful to him. Jealousy - beyond the reach of reason - haunts his every moment, gnawing at his trust, his love, and ultimately his sanity. Black Waltz opens a fascinating and harrowing window into a mind bordering on paranoia and psychosis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Portuguese
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0747576599
  • 9780747576594
  • 1,165,799

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'A white-knuckle read' Guardian 'Melo's follow-up to the acclaimed Inferno is a cruelly focused, finely balanced and brilliantly written study. Her great achievement is to make what, on the surface, is a simple tale of a man's jealousy and mid-life doubt, into a swelling epic of grubby emotion and deep, empty despair' Sunday Herald 'The study of a man's disintegration into pathological jealousy ... her style is elastic ... the novel speeds along' Times Literary Supplement 'The terrible tale of a conductor whose jealousy of his younger wife teeters into paranoia' Evening Standard
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About Patricia Melo

Patricia Melo is a novelist, scriptwriter and playwright. Her novels The Killer, In Praise of Lies and Inferno are all published by Bloomsbury. In 1999, Time magazine included her among the fifty 'Latin American Leaders for the New Millennium'.
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61 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 13% (8)
4 38% (23)
3 34% (21)
2 5% (3)
1 10% (6)
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