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Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty

In his first novel since Cal, here is a compact, luminous, and altogether masterful portrait of a woman composer and the complex interplay between her life and her art.<P>With superb artistry and startling intimacy, the celebrated Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty brings us into the life of Catherine McKenna -- estranged daughter, vexed lover, new mother, and a woman composer making her mark in a male-dominated field. On the remote island of Islay she struggles for her artistic life in the midst of a relationship gone dangerously wrong. In Glasgow she becomes a mother and later composes a largescale symphonic work to celebrate her child. And in her hometown in Northern Ireland she returns to bury a difficult father, forge a tentative peace with her mother, and confront the ghosts of a constricting past. Hers is, in part, a very modern spiritual journey from superstition to sensibility.<P>In Grace Notes the music of MacLavertys prose and his harmonious vision of one womans life combine to create a novel of great delicacy and tensile strength. It is a book that the Virginia Woolf of A Room of Ones Own would instantly understand.

Author: Bernard MacLaverty

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 276

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publication Date: 1997-09-01

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 0393045420

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