The Piano Tuner: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 16, 2003 - Fiction - 317 pages
21 Reviews
In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches its protagonist into a world of seductive loveliness and nightmarish intrigue. And as he follows Drake’s journey, Mason dazzles readers with his erudition, moves them with his vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in the unbreakable spell of his storytelling.


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Good story and good ending. - Goodreads
As you know this book had wonderful writing. - Goodreads
The second issue I had was his characterizations. - Goodreads

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This is one of those books that you begin hopefully and end up putting down again and again. It has so much going for it--wow, the author graduated from Harvard and traveled in Burma studying malaria ... Read full review

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User Review  - Suzanne - Goodreads

“In the fleeting seconds of final memory, the image that will become Burma is the sun and a woman's parasol. He has wondered which visions would remain – the Salween's coursing coffee flow after a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
10
Section 3
11
Section 4
22
Section 5
45
Section 6
49
Section 7
68
Section 8
81
Section 16
183
Section 17
193
Section 18
217
Section 19
230
Section 20
242
Section 21
250
Section 22
254
Section 23
269

Section 9
93
Section 10
103
Section 11
116
Section 12
132
Section 13
141
Section 14
163
Section 15
164
Section 24
276
Section 25
282
Section 26
299
Section 27
305
Section 28
313
Section 29
317
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About the author (2003)

Daniel Mason received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard in 1998 and spent a year studying malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border, where much of The Piano Tuner was written. He is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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