Lea
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[United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2017.
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From the author of Night Train to Lisbon : a father's story about his daughter unravels "[a] tale of grief, fraud, guilt and madness . . . Revelatory" ( The New York Times Book Review ). Pascal Mercier's international bestseller Night Train to Lisbon mesmerized readers around the world, and was adapted into a film starring Jeremy Irons. Now, in Lea , Mercier returns with a mysterious tale of a father's love and a daughter's ambition in the wake of devastating tragedy. It starts with the death of Martijn van Vliet's wife. Grief-stricken, his young daughter Lea retreats into the darkness of mourning. Then she hears the unfamiliar sound of a violin being played in the hall of a train station, and she is brought back to life--vowing to learn the instrument. Martijn, witnessing this delicate spark, promises to do everything in his power to keep her happy. But as Lea blossoms into a musical prodigy, her relationship with her father starts to disintegrate. Desperate to hold on to her, Martijn is pushed to commit an act that threatens to destroy them both. A revelatory portrait of artistic genius and madness, Lea delves into the damaging power of jealousy as well as the poignant ways we strive to understand our families and ourselves. A New York Times Book Review Paperback Row Selection
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Pascal Mercier's international bestseller Night Train to Lisbon mesmerized readers around the world, and was adapted into a film starring Jeremy Irons. Now, in Lea, Mercier returns with a mysterious tale of a father's love and a daughter's ambition in the wake of devastating tragedy. It starts with the death of Martijn van Vliet's wife. Grief-stricken, his young daughter Lea retreats into the darkness of mourning. Then she hears the unfamiliar sound of a violin being played in the hall of a train station, and she is brought back to life-vowing to learn the instrument. Martijn, witnessing this delicate spark, promises to do everything in his power to keep her happy. But as Lea blossoms into a musical prodigy, her relationship with her father starts to disintegrate. Desperate to hold on to her, Martijn is pushed to commit an act that threatens to destroy them both. A revelatory portrait of artistic genius and madness, Lea delves into the damaging power of jealousy as well as the poignant ways we strive to understand our families and ourselves.
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Mercier, P. (2017). Lea. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mercier, Pascal, 1944-. 2017. Lea. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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Mercier, Pascal, 1944-, Lea. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2017.

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Mercier, Pascal. Lea. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2017. Web.

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