Tommy Wieringa

Published: 3 May 2012
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 336 pages
ISBN: 9781846272547

Translated by Sam Garrett


Ludwig Unter's life held such promise. His parents were artists and, from an early age, his own musical genius had marked him out for a stellar career in the world's concert halls. In his mother's imagination, Ludwig is already on the way to surpassing her most ambitious dreams for him. But in reality, and for now, he's playing in local cocktail bars and the two of them are living alone in a storm-lashed clifftop cottage in East Anglia. As the forceful winter seas bash away at the coastline, and Ludwig plunks away at the piano, he begins to tell a woman his story: a story of beauty and decay, of a child's faith and parental betrayal, and of the importance, in the end, of self-sacrifice.

About the author

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TOMMY WIERINGA was born in 1967 and grew up partly in the Netherlands, partly in the tropics. He began his writing career with travel stories and journalism and is the author of two previous novels, one of which was awarded Holland's Halewijn prize and nominated for the AKO Literature Prize. This is his first novel to be published in English and his next, Caesarion, will be published by Portobello in 2011. More about the author




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