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Body & Soul

Frank Conroy

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ISBN 10: 0395519462 / ISBN 13: 9780395519462
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine Copy in Like Jacket. First edition./First Printing Presentation & Association Copy."April 1998 Iowa city.'For Patrick whose work has meant so much to me Frank Conroy." Gorgeous copy. Bookseller Inventory # 011660

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Title: Body & Soul

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Presentation & Association

Edition: 1st Edition

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Claude Rawlings, a poverty-stricken young man, feels stymied by life, until he finds an old piano and embarks on a musical odyssey that takes him into a world of wealth, power, and fame. By the author of Stop-Time. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year-old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world.
The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is "long gone, replaced by another city of the same name." Against a backdrop that pulses with sound and rhythm, "Body & Soul brilliantly evokes the life of a child prodigy whose musical genius pulls him out of squalor and into the drawing rooms of the rich and a gilt-edged marriage.
But the same talent that transforms him also hurtles Claude into a lonely world of obsession and relentless ambition. From Carnegie Hall to the smoky jazz clubs of London, "Body & Soul burns with passion and truth--at once a riveting, compulsive read and a breathtaking glimpse into a boy's heart and an artist's soul.

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