Wanderer

Author:   Sarah Leon ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Other Press LLC
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9781590519257


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   08 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Hermin, a composer and instructor, leads a secluded life near the Bourbonnais Mountains in France, composing an homage to Schubert. On a bitter January night, this studious peace is broken when his former pupil, Lenny, a piano prodigy, mysteriously knocks at his door. The two men must confront the ghosts of their past, somewhere between musical harmony, erotic tension, and revelation.Wanderer, echoing Schubert's recurring theme, is a novel of rare delicacy, a twilight adagio, a Winterreise, and a subtle ode to German Romanticism.

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Author:   Sarah Leon ,  John Cullen
Publisher:   Other Press LLC
Imprint:   Other Press LLC
ISBN:  

9781590519257


ISBN 10:   1590519256
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   08 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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L on perfectly measures out past and present to reach a satisfying and intimate crescendo. --Booklist [A] staggering debut...L on's innovative blending of events across time and her delicate emotional precision make for a bewitching, immersive experience. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) [Wanderer] treats the relationship between the two men with a delicacy that is unexpectedly moving. --Kirkus Reviews The German word Wanderer means 'traveler.' This romantic figure of the vagabond infuses this delicate and poetic story, which favors harsh winter nights. --L'Express Styles This is a first novel as visual as it is musical, which reads in one go and leaves behind another beautiful melody: that of a new talent blossoming. --Luxemburger Wort A story of reunion between musicians. A story of friendship between two men. A tribute to the great German Romanticism. All in a light, refined prose imbued with winter tones. --La Montagne


[A] staggering debut...L on's innovative blending of events across time and her delicate emotional precision make for a bewitching, immersive experience. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) An intriguing, poetic work...the pathos of the French countryside is depicted vividly--it is a landscape of a Brueghel painting, Ms. L on using a palette of various shades of grey and blinding, frightening white. Descriptions of the changing effects of light, perhaps a nod to Gustave Flaubert, are particularly striking. --The Economist An elegant and finely focused winter's tale. It starts out quietly dramatic and atmospheric but gradually builds and burns...nimbly done...gripping. --Minneapolis Star Tribune The friendship of two men bound together by their all-consuming dedication to music is at the center of this novel. --The New Yorker Splendidly translated...an atmospheric, delicately wrought study of misunderstood emotion, heartbreaking yet incisive. --Library Journal A short, intense novel...L on's writing is gorgeous...a beautiful account of friendship, love, and artistic devotion. --BookRiot L on perfectly measures out past and present to reach a satisfying and intimate crescendo. --Booklist [Wanderer] treats the relationship between the two men with a delicacy that is unexpectedly moving. --Kirkus Reviews L on has interesting things to say about friendship and love--and about the way that those two registers of feeling vex each other. --World Literature Today The German word Wanderer means 'traveler.' This romantic figure of the vagabond infuses this delicate and poetic story, which favors harsh winter nights. --L'Express Styles This is a first novel as visual as it is musical, which reads in one go and leaves behind another beautiful melody: that of a new talent blossoming. --Luxemburger Wort A story of reunion between musicians. A story of friendship between two men. A tribute to the great German Romanticism. All in a light, refined prose imbued with winter tones. --La Montagne


Splendidly translated...an atmospheric, delicately wrought study of misunderstood emotion, heartbreaking yet incisive. --Library Journal L on perfectly measures out past and present to reach a satisfying and intimate crescendo. --Booklist [A] staggering debut...L on's innovative blending of events across time and her delicate emotional precision make for a bewitching, immersive experience. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) [Wanderer] treats the relationship between the two men with a delicacy that is unexpectedly moving. --Kirkus Reviews The German word Wanderer means 'traveler.' This romantic figure of the vagabond infuses this delicate and poetic story, which favors harsh winter nights. --L'Express Styles This is a first novel as visual as it is musical, which reads in one go and leaves behind another beautiful melody: that of a new talent blossoming. --Luxemburger Wort A story of reunion between musicians. A story of friendship between two men. A tribute to the great German Romanticism. All in a light, refined prose imbued with winter tones. --La Montagne


The German word Wanderer means 'traveler.' This romantic figure of the vagabond infuses this delicate and poetic story, which favors harsh winter nights. --L'Express Styles This is a first novel as visual as it is musical, which reads in one go and leaves behind another beautiful melody: that of a new talent blossoming. --Luxemburger Wort A story of reunion between musicians. A story of friendship between two men. A tribute to the great German Romanticism. All in a light, refined prose imbued with winter tones. --La Montagne


Author Information

Sarah Leon was born in 1995 and studied literature and musicology at l' cole Normale Superieure in Paris. She won the 2012 Prix Clara for her novella, Mon Alban. John Cullen is the translator of many books from Spanish, French, German, and Italian, including Philippe Claudel's Brodeck, Juli Zeh's Decompression, Chantal Thomas's The Exchange of Princesses, and Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation. He lives in upstate New York.

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