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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Concerto to the Memory of an Angel

Cover: Concerto to the Memory of an Angel - Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Concerto to the Memory of an Angel

2011, pp. 192, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609450090
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
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£ 9.99

The book

The title story is the tale of two friends with very different personalities—one competitive and aggressive, the other kind and disinterested. They are confronted with circumstances that lead to a catharsis in which both men will move beyond their predetermined roles. Another story, “The Return,” introduces a father whose work takes him far from home for months at a time. Over the years, the names, faces and personalities of his wife and children have blurred in his memory, a fact that comes cruelly to light when, while on a trip, he learns that one of his daughters has died but can’t recall exactly which one it is. In his confusion he begins asking himself which daughter he would miss most—a heartless question but one that will bring him to recognize his failings as a man and as a father.

The author

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is one of Europe’s most popular and acclaimed authors and playwrights. His many novels and story collections include The Most Beautiful Book in the World (Europa, 2009), Oscar & the Lady in Pink, and Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran. A keen music lover, Schmitt has also translated into French The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni from the original Italian. In 2001, he was awarded the French Academy’s Grand Prix du Théâtre. Schmitt divides his time between Paris, France, and Belgium.

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