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The Spanish Bow

The Spanish Bow
Author: Andromeda Romano-Lax
ISBN 13: 9780156034098
ISBN 10: 156034093
Edition: 1
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publication Date: 2008-09-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: $22.95

I was almost born Happy. Literally, Feliz was the Spanish name my mother wanted for me. Not a family name, not a local name, just a hope, stated in the farthest-reaching language she knew a language that once reached around the world, to the Netherlands, Africa, the Americas, the Philippines. Only music has reached farther and penetrated more deeply.I n a dusty, turn-of-the-century Catalan village, the bequest of a cello bow sets young Feliu Delargo on the unlikely path of becoming a musician.

Anarchist Barcelona and the court of the embattled monarchy in Madrid teach him his first serious lessons in creativity, principle, and passion and their consequences. When he meets up with the charming and eccentric piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz, their lifelong friendship and rivalry orchestrate a tumultuous course for them both. Over the span of half a century of creative struggle and international turmoil that sees them paying house calls on Picasso one year and being courted by...

The New York Times - Susann Cokal

…an impressive and richly atmospheric debut.