By James Markert
"A compelling and thought-provoking novel that might movement and encourage readers of all kinds." -John Burnham Schwartz, writer of Reservation Road</em>
When the physique fails, you've acquired offerings.
ship a physician in, or ship a prayer up.
And if neither works?
You'll locate Dr. Wolfgang Pike at his piano.
Music has continually been Wolfgang's safe haven. It's betraying him now, as he struggles to compose a requiem for his past due spouse, yet definitely the suitable finishing will come to him. definitely it'll come extra fast than a treatment for his sufferers up at Waverly Hills, the tuberculosis clinic, the place approximately a physique an hour leaves in a coffin. Wolfgang can't appear to retailer an individual nowadays, least of all himself.
Sometimes we simply want to know we're now not the single ones within the struggle. A former live performance pianist tests in, triggering anything deep inside of Wolfgang, and spreading from sufferer to sufferer. quickly Wolfgang reveals himself within the middle of an orchestra that won't quit, with song that won't cease. <em>A White Wind Blew offers a sweeping crescendo of desire in a time of melancholy, elevating compelling questions on religion and confession, song and medicine,and the timeless strength of love.
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Extra resources for A White Wind Blew: A Novel
The appearance of Darwin’s Origin of Species in 1859 was accompanied by overwhelming evidence of human antiquity. Taken together these two developments had a profound effect, not only on ideologies of race and empire management, but also on the writing of history. 21 These individuals, however, were never very inﬂuential, and much more attention needs to be given to the large body of less dogmatic ethnologists, pre-historians, and classiﬁers of racial difference, many of whom were imperial ofﬁcials and most of whom saw race as a graded hierarchy of superiority and descent.
Imagining Great Britain 19 divisions and hatreds, which left moderate propertied men like Edgeworth very thin on the ground. For two and a half centuries, a series of interlocking dysfunctions – military conquest, political despotism, mass poverty, religious conﬂict, and ethnic strife – had left an atmosphere of chronic cynicism and disorder. 5 To be sure, in the context of the old imperial order, the internal divisions precipitated by these dysfunctional cycles possessed a certain mercantilist functionality.
31 Here indeed were romances of union, in which the history of division and conﬂict could be happily included, since their effect was merely to dramatize the transcendent unity with which they closed. For his part, when Scott later reﬂected on his career as a novelist, he gave credit to the inspiration of Maria Edgeworth’s work. “I felt that something might be done for my own country, along the lines that she had undertaken with her Irish novels,” he recalled. ”32 Like so many of Scott’s commentaries on his own literary opus, these somewhat coy remarks were penned in the knowledge that all his readers, of every nationality, would agree in viewing the Anglo-Scottish Union as a success.
A White Wind Blew: A Novel by James Markert