Disturbance of the Inner Ear by Joyce Hackett
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Dark, intense, and often very funny, this critically lauded debut novel tells a story of inherited trauma healed by erotic love in the lives of two unlikely soul mates: Isabel, a former cello prodigy and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and Giulio, an Italian gigolo. With its hypnotic internal logic, Disturbance of the Inner Ear conjures a ravaged landscape in which anything is possible. Hackett's musical language comes alive in a pitch-perfect first-person narrative that is evasive yet intimate, and utterly unforgettable. Stylistically daring and psychologically acute, this dazzling debut marks the arrival of an exciting new novelist.
 

About Joyce Hackett

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Hackett studied at Wellesley, the University of Milan, and Harvard, and she holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia.
 
Published September 16, 2002 by Carroll & Graf. 277 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Gingerly, Isabel finds her way, loathe to fall for the suavely suspect Giulio lest she betray her father’s wary teaching: “Was crossing into evil as simple as deciding to survive at any cost?” Hackett manages a marvelous balance between irony and innocence in Isabel’s voice and along the way work...

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Deprived of the one person who knows her past, she stumbles into the Milan winter, taking a job as viola teacher for 16-year-old Clayton Pettyward, the withdrawn son of a rich American, who hums incessantly and names all his tropical fish after Isabel.

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