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The piano tuner.

Daniel Mason

The piano tuner.

by Daniel Mason

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Picador in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination pbk (356p.)
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22819701M

  A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual 4/5(60). A piano tuner shows u Half of it consisted of stories set in the United States, and half of it consisted of stories set in foreign countries. It was the stories in the second half of the collection that made the book /5.

In The Piano Tuner, Peter Meinke writes of the foreignness that awaits us when we go abroad and when we answer our own front door to admit a stranger, that confronts us in unfamiliar cities and villages and in the equally disquieting surroundings of our memories and regrets. Often in these stories, what seems a safe, comfortable environment turns suddenly threatening.5/5(1). Buy The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 10 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year "A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting." --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the Reviews:   Daniel Mason is a physician and author of The Piano Tuner (), A Far Country (), The Winter Soldier (), and A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth ().His work has been translated into 28 languages, awarded the Joyce Carol Oates Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.


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The Piano Tuner is the the story of Edgar Drake, a London piano I have read it at least 3 times, and each time I am completely drawn The piano tuner. book to the world of Edgar Drake, and 19th century colonial Burma.

If I were forced to choose a favorite book, this would be one of the contenders/5. The Piano Tuner is a brilliant debut.” –Miami Herald “Reminded me of books I read by flashlight, under the covers, when I was young.” –USA Today The piano tuner.

book writing achieves that kind of reverie in which every vision, tone, flavor and sensation is magnified.” –LA Times “ExcellentCited by: About The Piano Tuner.

A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives.

The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason pp, Picador, £ A few strongly coloured, curious images hang in the mind from this intriguing and alluring first novel. About the Book The Piano Tuner: A Novel. by Daniel Mason. When Edgar Drake is summoned to the British War Office and asked to tune an eccentric major's Erard grand piano in the jungles of Burma, he is both confused and intrigued.

The year isand the British Empire is attempting to tighten its control of its colonies in the Far East. Forty-one-year-old Edgar Drake seems an unlikely protagonist for a bildungsroman. Happy with his wife of eighteen years and his reputation as one of the finest piano tuners.

The Piano Tuner: I loved this book a second time through. It's amazingly Informative to delve into a book a second time with a completely different focus than the first. I read this book a few years ago for the story. Now this time for seeing how the story enhances the setting: Burma during the British occupation days itself/5.

The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason Picador £, pp Daniel Mason, a year-old American, began writing this, his first novel, while studying. The Piano Book FAQs.

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A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Twenty-six-year-old Mason has penned a satisfying, if at times rather slow, debut historical novel. Edgar Drake lives a quiet life in late 19th-century London as a tuner of rare pianos.

When he. The Piano Tuner's offerings of engaging history, drama and large-scale thematic rumination seem even more impressive when one considers that Mason is o and that he wrote the novel while a full-time medical student.

With this promising debut, Mason now joins the ranks of Jonathan Safran Foer and Nick McDonnell in the under set of. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion on The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason. Edgar Drake, a piano tuner living in Victorian London, is commissioned by the army to travel to Burma to fix the piano of Surgeon-Major Carroll.

Edgar sets off on the long journey and encounters. Buy The Piano Tuner (Picador Classic) Main Market by Mason, Daniel, Jones, Sadie (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: "On a misty London afternoon inpiano tuner Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the War Office: he must leave his wife, and his quiet life in London, to travel to the jungles of Burma to tune a rare Erard grand paino.

The paino belongs to Surgeon-Major Anthony Carroll, an enigmatic British officer, whose success at making peace in the war-torn Shan States is legendary, but whose /5(41). The Piano Tuner is a book that is rich in details about Burma, piano tuning, and British colonialism, as well as other devices to entice a reader.

We'll Help Your Grades Soar. The Piano Tuner is a brilliant debut.” –Miami Herald “Reminded me of books I read by flashlight, under the covers, when I was young.” –USA Today “Mason’s writing achieves that kind of reverie in which every vision, tone, flavor and sensation is magnified.” –LA Times “Excellent/5().

the piano tuner by Daniel Mason ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 24, A rattling good story, complex characterizations, and a brilliantly realized portrayal of an alien culture—all combine to dazzling effect in this first by a California medical student who has worked and studied in the Far East.

This is the second of Daniel Mason's books I've read. I was lob]ving it up until page when it suddenly becomes "A Thousand Acres" a totally different book. It returns to Piano Tuner on Page. I've read thousands of books: this is the first time I've found a book with mixed printer's signatures in it.

The book, alas, is s: Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. In a shy piano tuner is commissioned by the British War Office to travel to the jungles of Burma to deliver a rare piano to an eccentric army surgeon who has arranged peace with local warlords through music and medicine.

The Piano Tuner Daniel Mason, Knopf Doubleday pp. ISBN Summary An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in .The Piano Tuner participates in a tradition of literary works that try to fathom colonized cultures vastly different from the author's own.

What features does Daniel Mason's novel share with such predecessors as E. M. Forster's A Passage to India, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, or George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"? THE PIANO TUNER. By Daniel Mason. pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $ LETTERS, military documents, official reports, stories told .