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Perry Co PL - Tell City Main Library F CON (Text) 70621000107820 Adult - Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC Con (Text) 31951001941621 Main Floor - Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield FIC Conroy (Text) 78292000102390 Adult Fiction Book Collection Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC CONROY (Text) 33946000303672 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 0395519462
  • Physical Description: 450 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1993.

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"A Portion of this book previously appeared in Gentlemen's quarterly"--T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.:
As a boy, Claude Rawlings looks up through the grated window of his basement apartment to watch the world go by. Poor, lonely, supported by a taxi-driver mother whose eccentricities spin more and more out of control, he faces the terrible task of growing up on the margins of life, destined to be a spectator of that great world always hurrying out of reach. But there is an out-of-tune piano in the small apartment, and in unlocking the secrets of its keys, as if by magic, Claude discovers himself. He is a musical prodigy. Body & Soul is the story of a young man whose life is transformed by a gift. The gift is not without price - the work is relentless, the teachers exacting - but the reward is a journey that takes him to the drawing rooms of the rich and powerful, private schools, a gilt-edged marriage, and Carnegie Hall. Claude moves through this life as if he were playing a difficult composition, swept up in its drama and tension, surprised by its grace notes. Music, here, becomes a character in its own right, equaled in strength only by the music of Frank Conroy's own unmistakable and true voice. Bristling with character and invention, Body & Soul is Dickensian in its range and richness. This is a novel with all the emotional appeal and moral gravity of a classic bildungsroman, but with a tone as contemporary as a jazz riff - an unforgettable achievement by one of the great writers of our time.
Subject: Pianists > United States > Fiction.
Men > United States > Fiction.
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