Rough Music

Rough Music

A Novel

Book - 2000
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A beautifully crafted and deeply compassionate novel about the everyday acts that define us is penned by one of Britain's most talented writers. Seamlessly alternating between the present day and a summer 30 years past, Rough Music's twin stories unfold at a cottage on the Cornish coast.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ballantine : 2000
ISBN: 9780345442369
Branch Call Number: FIC Gale
Characteristics: 353p


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Apr 22, 2013

Will's family goes through two crises - one when he is a boy and one in the present when he is in his forties. He, his father and his mother are all given a voice by the author. Events in the story are narrated by each of them so you get an idea of how each perceived the events and what their reactions were. We come to understand motives and keep hoping that there will be more communication but know that is not their way. A lot of repressed emotions and a lot of sensibility of the others feelings. Although the topics are charged, the treatment is careful and caring so that we come away with a sense of empathy for all the characters, regardless of their flaws.

Jul 02, 2012

This is my favourite book of all time. Incredible story (told in a unique way), characters, and insight. Unforgettable.

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