Late Sonata

Late Sonata

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With his wife suffering from Alzheimer's, Stephen reluctantly edits her final book, a study of Beethoven's sonatas, even as he still grieves the loss of their son.

Each day he escapes into his own work: a novel about an experimental treatment that reverses ageing. But when he discovers in his wife's papers a clue to an unwelcome secret, Stephen is forced to confront his past and reconsider the truths about his family.

Bryan Walpert's novella is an intimate portrait of marriage, infidelity and the legacies of memory.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 10.67mm | 154.22g
  • Australia
  • English
  • Text only
  • 1922267236
  • 9781922267238
  • 786,466

About Bryan Walpert

Bryan Walpert is the author of a short story collection, Ephraim's Eyes; the poetry collections Etymology, A History of Glass, and most recently Native Bird; and the scholarly books Poetry and Mindfulness: Interruption to a Journey and Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry. His work has been recognised by the Royal Society of New Zealand Manhire Award in Creative Science Writing-Fiction, the Montreal International Poetry Award, the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition and the James Wright Poetry Award (U.S.). He is a Professor in creative writing at Massey University in Auckland.
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33 ratings
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