The Black Violin: A Novel

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Wounded while fighting with Napoleon's army in the Italian campaign, violin prodigy Johannes Karelsky arrives in Venice, where he is rescued by a mysterious woman and boards with Erasmus, an aged violin maker who has created the legendary "Black Violin," an instrument with which Johannes becomes obsessed as he searches for his enigmatic rescuer.

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Maxence Fermine was born in 1968 in Savoy, France, where he resides today. He has also lived in Paris and North Africa. In addition to Snow and The Black Violin, he is the author of the novels L'Apiculteur ("The Beekeeper") and Opium, both published by Albin Michel in France.

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Chapter One

Johannes Karelsky was a violinist. But in truth, he was far more than that. For Johannes Karelsky was a genius. And his secret wish was to write the most beautiful opera ever written.

Copyright © 2000 by Arléa

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