The Cellist Of Sarajevo

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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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Galloway
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2009-02-24
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780307371652


The Cellist Of Sarajevo

The Cellist Of Sarajevo

Sarajevo is under siege. As mortars fall and snipers stalk the city’s abandoned buildings, a cellist sits at his window playing Albinoni’s Adagio. Then a bomb kills twenty-two people in the street below. For the next twenty-two days he will carry his cello into the cratered street below and play the Adagio in memory of the dead.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Galloway
Publisher : Text Publishing
Release : 2009-03-02
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 9781921921049


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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. 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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Genre : Foreign Language Study
Author : Annette Keen
Publisher : Longman
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 1408291371


Flowers For Sarajevo

Flowers For Sarajevo

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Author : John McCutcheon
Publisher :
Release : 2018-06
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 1909991775


Finnie Walsh

Finnie Walsh

"Finnie Walsh will forever remain in my daily thoughts, not only because of the shocking circumstances of his absurd demise, but because he managed to misunderstand what was truly important even though he was right about almost everything else." So begins Steven Galloway's critically acclaimed first novel. The story is told by Paul Woodward, Finnie's best friend and the only good child in a long line of delinquents. Hockey is one of the few things they have in common: Finnie's family is rich and snobbish, while Paul's father works the night shift at the local mill owned by Finnie's father. One fateful day, the boys noisily play hockey in the Woodwards' driveway, keeping Paul's father awake. This seemingly innocent activity triggers a shattering chain of events. "Finnie Walsh" has been compared to the work of John Irving, but Galloway's voice, most particularly his unforgettable portrait of the title character, is uniquely his own.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Galloway
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 163 Pages
ISBN : 9780307398659


Study Guide The Cellist Of Sarajevo By Steven Galloway Supersummary

Study Guide The Cellist Of Sarajevo By Steven Galloway Supersummary

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 36-page guide for "The Cellist of Sarajevo" by Steven Galloway includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 4 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Effects of War and The Redemptive Power of Art.

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Author : SuperSummary
Publisher :
Release : 2019-03-02
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 1798510472


Ascension

Ascension

The acclaimed author of Finnie Walsh turns from small-town hockey to the extraordinary intrigues of circus life during the heyday of the Big Top through the story of Salvo Ursari, undisputed master of the high wire. As the novel opens, it is the summer of 1976. Salvo is 66 years old and has decided he can never retire. Already famous thanks to his days in an American circus, he has made a living in recent times performing solo walks of extraordinary difficulty. And so he finds himself attempting to accomplish the most difficult feat of his career: to walk a wire strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center, 1350 feet from the ground. Transylvania in 1919 is a place of poverty and persecution for the Rom people. Salvo follows his father to a village church, where the senior Ursari -- the only man who volunteers for the task -- is to climb the steeple to replace a large iron crucifix that had been removed for safe-keeping during the war. He restores the cross, but it is not properly attached and as they are leaving, it falls, killing a priest. When the villagers exact their revenge, Salvo’s parents are killed and he is separated from his brother and sister. Thus begins nearly a lifetime of being forced to flee from suspicion and misfortune that takes the reader from Europe to the US to British Columbia’s Fraser Valley and back to Manhattan. Ascension combines powerful storytelling -- including stories of the Romany people, poverty-stricken but resourceful, and rich in legend -- with great surprise and originality; Steven Galloway makes it clear why he is one of the hottest young writers in Canada today. Excerpt from Ascension “Once a newspaper man had asked him what it felt like to walk high above the crowd, with death looming beneath you and success a long way off on the other platform. Salvo had told the man that it was like being a bird, an eagle, but he knew that wasn’t true at all. He was a man, nothing more. Still, he was a man who dared do things other men watched and admired and were jealous of. He walked for these people as much as for anyone. But today he was walking only for himself. That was the difference with these solo walks. When he was among them, he was one of them, but here he is timeless, one man on a wire far above it all, in a separate place. He was not free, but he was as free as he would ever be.”

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Steven Galloway
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2011-07-27
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780307375407


Pretty Birds

Pretty Birds

In the spring of 1992, Irena Zaric is a star on her high school basketball team, a tough, funny teenager who has taught her parrot, Pretty Bird, to do a decent imitation of a ball hitting a hoop. Irena wears her hair short like K.D. Lang's, and she loves

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Genre : Muslim girls
Author : Scott Simon
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 351 Pages
ISBN : 0733621279


Echoes From The Square

Echoes From The Square

Story of how a young boy learns to cope in the aftermath of war

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Elizabeth Wellburn
Publisher : Oakville, Ont. : Rubicon Pub.
Release : 1998-01-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0921156995


Paradise Alley

Paradise Alley

They came by boat from a starving land—and by the Underground Railroad from Southern chains—seeking refuge in a crowded, filthy corner of hell at the bottom of a great metropolis. But in the terrible July of 1863, the poor and desperate of Paradise Alley would face a new catastrophe—as flames from the war that was tearing America in two reached out to set their city on fire.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Kevin Baker
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-03-17
Total Pages : 704 Pages
ISBN : 9780061748981