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Brother of Sleep

Schneider, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0879515953 / ISBN 13: 9780879515959
Published by Overlook Books
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Title: Brother of Sleep

Publisher: Overlook Books

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Could the greatest musician of all time live his life in a remote peasant village and never be discovered by the world? Set against the backdrop of an Alpine village in the nineteenth century, this astounding novel tells the story of Elias Johannes Alder, a musical genius with supernatural hearing who develops his talent in secret midnight sessions at the church organ. A spiritual descendant of Patrick Su¨skind’s Perfume and translated into twenty-four languages, Brother of Sleep moves inexorably toward tragedy as Elias is undone by his intense feeling for Elsbeth, the woman he loves. In this shocking and beguiling novel, Robert Schneider has created a world that is utterly seductive and wholly original.

About the Author:

Robert Schneider is a novelist and 

playwright who has been awarded numerous 

prizes and scholarships, including 

the prestigious Robert Musil Prize of the 

City of Vienna and France’s Prix Médicis 

étranger. Brother of Sleep was adapted by 

Schneider into an acclaimed film directed by Joseph Vilsmaier.

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