Chloe Delaney, a gifted concert pianist, can't account for her nervous collapse, or for her disastrous love affairs, or for her estranged relationship with her son and curious affection for her uncle
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Sparling plays out events in The Glass Mountain as a musician might entertain an audience with a familiar song. Pianist Chloe Delaney's stay in a psychiatric hospital is a constant refrain, about which most of her memories of family and loves float like mournful melodies. Chloe's early happiness comes from visits to a grandmother and cousin Cosimo whom her adoptive and aloof parents try to keep from her. A marriage to a man as rigid as her father ends in divorce. Only her friendship with Cosimo, ``the touchstone of her existence,'' gives her the connectedness and continuity she desires. His death and the revelation that he is actually her brother trigger her breakdown. A first novel with good characterization, but a weak ending. Lucinda Ann Peck, Columbus, Ohio
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Book Description Doubleday Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 012803