The Cellist of Sarajevo

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst.

The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope. Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow,” the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

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The Cellist of Sarajevo
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Steven Galloway
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-24 - Publisher: Vintage Canada

This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people
The Cellist
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Daniel Silva
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-13 - Publisher: HarperCollins

From Daniel Silva, the internationally acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author, comes a timely and explosive new thriller featuring art restorer and legendary spy Gabriel Allon. Viktor Orlov had a longstanding appointment with death. Once Russia’s richest man, he now resides in splendid exile in London, where he has
The Cellist's Notebook
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Kittie Lambton
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-30 - Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

The Cellist's Notebook is a charming, life-affirming tale of discovery surrounding an old family mystery. A young girl's curiosity, her love of a little melody and the beauty of a cello evokes memories long forgotten. Set in the present day, ten-year-old Emily Peters is spending the summer with her Nana
The Cellist
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Kevin Marsh
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11 - Publisher: Paragon Publishing

Young cellist Mia Ashton has always dreamt of playing to large audiences. Her desire to become a top class musician is finally within her reach, but then tragedy strikes, setting off a chain reaction that threatens to destroy everything that she has worked for. Mia Ashton, a hard working young
The Cellist’s Friend
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Robert J Fanshawe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-21 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

Set during World War One, The Cellists Friend is the story of one mans battle to redeem his own cowardice while recovering from a near-fatal war wound. Ben has witnessed his cello player soldier friend shot for desertion. The soldier they nicknamed Cello played his instrument while his firing squad

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