Lyrical and evocative, Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay is an intense, literary love story.
When Hazel and Remy happen upon each other on a warm Boston spring day, their worlds immediately begin to spin. Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to composer Nicholas Elko, who was once the love of Hazel's life. Over the decades, each buried secrets, disappointments, and betrayals that now threaten to undermine their happiness.
We follow the notes of their complicated, intertwined lives from 1987 to 2007, from Europe to America, and from conservatory life to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Sight Reading, from the author of the acclaimed debut novel Russian Winter, is an exploration of what makes a family, of the importance of art in daily life, and of the role of intuition in both the creative process and the evolution of the self.
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Somehow Ms. Kalotay manages to capture the fleeting exultation that performers feel whenever they play. It is as if she has been on stage, bow in hand, ready to make or break her career with a single piece of music...Read Full Review of Sight Reading: A Novel | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
It’s not that the characters in Sight Reading are unbelievable, it’s that they are too much so; they are largely predictable in actions and responses...there is nothing in the book that snags the breath, or makes the heart race.Read Full Review of Sight Reading: A Novel | See more reviews from National Post arts
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