Fiction Set In Present Day Toronto, INCIDENTAL MUSIC Is A Novel About Three Very Different Women Petra Is New To The City And Eager To Establish Roots, But She Keeps Losing Jobs, And Finds It Impossible To Make Friends Or Adopt A Cause Martha Is Prosperous, Intellectual And Compassionate, A Happily Married Mother Of Grown Children, Who Just Might Have Built Everything In Her Life On An Impressive Amount Of Self Deception A Retired Opera Singer, Romola Left Hungary After The Failed 1956 Uprising, Having Played Part In It As A Member Of A Group Of Performing Artists Who Called Themselves Sektor 7 She Is Trying To Cope With The Haunting Memories Of An Old Love And Her Reasons For Leaving The Country, But Her Excursions To The Past Usually End Mired In Her Long Ago Operatic Roles The Lives Of The Women Overlap, But There Is Never Any Unison Petra, Martha And Romola Are Like The Three Operatic Voices Soprano, Mezzo And Alto That Sometimes Pair Up Their Melodic Lines But Never Sing In Complete Accord.INCIDENTAL MUSIC Visits The Troubled And Fascinating Period Of The Hungarian Revolution, Within Its Larger Context Of The Communist Post War Years In Eastern Europe, Explores Toronto S Heritage And Urban Development, Takes A Sober Outsider View Of Canadian Society And Politics, And Last, But Not Least, Revels In The Beauty Of The Opera All Through The Tumultuous And Passionate Love Affairs Of Its Main Characters Engaging On Both Intellectual And Emotional Levels, INCIDENTAL MUSIC Is A Heady Mix Of Politics, Opera And Tempestuous Love Perovi Interweaves The Lives Of Her Three Main Characters Petra, Martha And Romola Seamlessly, And Presents Us With A Toronto That Feels So Unabashedly Vibrant That It Almost Becomes A Character In Itself This Is A Powerful Debut Novel Urban, Smart And Sexy Eva Tihanyi Recommended by Lucy Barnhouse eagerly anticipating this one. If nothing else, Toronto based Lydia Perovi s novel Incidental Music is authentic The dialogue and the events in this book feel very real scenes that take place at dinner parties and workplaces seem as if they were really just plucked from an ordinary person s life The problem is, though, that authentic doesn t necessarily mean interesting This may be a challenge particular to me, since the topics the three main characters are interested in or the areas in which they work are not especial If nothing else, Toronto based Lydia Perovi s novel Incidental Music is authentic The dialogue and the events in this book feel very real scenes that take place at dinner parties and workplaces seem as if they were really just plucked from an ordinary person s life The problem is, though, that authentic doesn t necessarily mean interesting This may be a c
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Lydia has a clear eye for lives in Toronto connected to homelands It is painful to read about Petra searching for a life and happiness.
- 268 pages
- Incidental Music
- Lydia Perovic
- 01 July 2019 Lydia Perovic