The Sound of Blue

The Sound of Blue : A Novel

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Sara Foster has left America for the adventure of a life-time - teaching English to the sons and daughters of statesmen in Hungary - but her idyllic adventure instead reveals a dark world when she ends up teaching in a camp for Balkan refugees. Sara discovers that one of her students is a celebrated Serbian composer and soon finds herself falling in love with the music that he plays for her each night, revealing his unique condition of synesthesia, which allows him to hear sound when he sees color. Through his music, "The Sound of Blue," Sara summons the courage to confront not only the pain of her past, but that of the young Serb after he mysteriously disappears from the camp. In a journey that takes her to Dubrovnik, a magnificent stone city on the Croatian Riviera, Sara meets a Croatian orphan, a drummer boy, who holds the key to unveiling the secret of the composer's escape. Caught in the crossfire of the city's second siege in 1992, Sara finds herself in the position of the boy's keeper and must decide if she will stay and help him or abandon her quest to reveal the poignant truth about refuge we all pursue.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 142.2 x 213.4 x 30.5mm | 453.6g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525947922
  • 9780525947929

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118 ratings
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3 28% (33)
2 19% (23)
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