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To Music Ketil Bjørnstad

To Music

Ketil Bjørnstad

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ISBN : 9781904559351
Paperback
303 pages
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At a family picnic, 16-year-old Aksels wild, beautiful mother drowns while swimming drunk in a fast-flowing river. Aksels father is unable to confront his wifes death and the family sinks into isolation and bereavement. Gradually Aksel, a talentedMoreAt a family picnic, 16-year-old Aksels wild, beautiful mother drowns while swimming drunk in a fast-flowing river. Aksels father is unable to confront his wifes death and the family sinks into isolation and bereavement. Gradually Aksel, a talented pianist, dedicates his life to honoring his mothers memory by playing the music she loved. The novel leaves us with complex questions about the creative process itself, and ultimately asks whether it is possible to produce our most exquisite art forms without personal suffering. Ketil Bjornstad, an international jazz pianist, made his literary debut in 1972 as a poet. He has written novels, plays and essays, as well as fictionalized biographies of artistic figures.