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A virtuoso performance by the bestselling author of Still Alice, Lisa Genova delivers a stunning novel of finding harmony amidst the most tragic of situations. Perfect for anyone who read or watched Still Alice or who found themselves moved by Jojo Moyes' Me Before You.

Every Note Played

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An accomplished concert pianist, Richard has already suffered many losses in his life: the acrimonious divorce from his ex-wife, Karina; the estrangement of his daughter, Grace; and now, a devastating diagnosis. ALS. The relentlessly progressive paralysis of ALS begins in the cruellest way possible - in his hands. As Richard becomes more and more locked inside his body and can no longer play piano or live on his own, Karina steps in as his reluctant caregiver.

Paralysed in a different way, Karina is trapped within a prison of excuses and blame, stuck in an unfulfilling life as an after-school piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman. As Richard's muscles, voice and breath fade, the two struggle to reconcile their past before it's too late.

With a strong musical sensibility and the staggering insight of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, Lisa Genova has delivered a masterful exploration of what it means to find yourself within the most shattering of circumstances.

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Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of Inside the O'Briens, Love Anthony, Left Neglected and Still Alice. Her first novel, Still Alice, was adapted into an acclaimed Academy-Award winning film starring Julianne Moore. Lisa holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University and travels worldwide speaking about Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury and autism. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.

Book Details

Publisher Allen & Unwin
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Released on 05/04/18
Pages 320
ISBN 9781760633073
Price £12.99


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