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Distant music

Author: Lee Langley
Publisher: Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Distant Music begins in 1429 on Madeira, an island consumed by a fire that has blazed for seven years. A young peasant girl, Esperanca, meets Emanuel, a Jewish boy on shore from a Portuguese sailing ship. The courtship blossoms when he teaches her to read, but they know they must separate when the ship leaves. From that first meeting and parting, others flow across six centuries: each life is short and the couple  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Langley
ISBN: 1571310401 9781571310408
OCLC Number: 50761573
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Madeira --
1429 7 --
Faro --
1489 89 --
Lisbon --
1855 167 --
London --
2000 231.
Responsibility: Lee Langley.

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Distant Music begins in 1429 on Madeira, an island consumed by a fire that has blazed for seven years. A young peasant girl, Esperanca, meets Emanuel, a Jewish boy on shore from a Portuguese sailing ship. The courtship blossoms when he teaches her to read, but they know they must separate when the ship leaves. From that first meeting and parting, others flow across six centuries: each life is short and the couple faces peril, tenderness, and horror. What survives is love, the ache of longing, the awareness of something lost, the immensity of distance, and the fragility of human bonds.

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