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Violin Lessons

Violin Lessons

Arnold Zable

  • awardShortlisted, NSW Premier's Awards, Community Relations Commission for a Multicultural NSW Award, 2012
  • A collection of spellbinding true stories from Arnold Zable.

    A young boy plays the violin for his mother in Melbourne. Nina Simone sings ‘Pirate Jenny’ in a bar in Berlin. A fisherman plays a flute on the Mekong. And the strains of Paganini resonate in the forests of eastern Poland. From the cabarets of 1940s Baghdad to the streets of war-torn Saigon and the canals and alleyways of present-day Venice, music weaves through each of these stories.

    They are tales of hardship, of yearning and of celebration. Tales that span the globe, and bring us back to Melbourne to the extraordinary story of Amal - her flight from Iraq, her fears boarding the unseaworthy boat Australians would come to know as SIEV X, her night spent clinging to a corpse alone in the sea, and her desire to have her story told.

    ‘Zable elevates history into near-mythical tales of wonder.’ Australian

    Arnold Zable
    About the Author

    Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate. His works include Cafe Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Violin Lessons and The Fighter, which was shortlisted for a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and a New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award. Zable lives in Melbourne.

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    Format:
    ebook
    Text publication date:
    1 August 2011
    ISBN:
    9781921921018
    AU Price:
    $29.95
    Categories:
    Australian
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