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The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

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The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason is a 318-page hardcover published in 2002 by Alfred A. Knopf and is a stated first edition.  The dust jacket has a small area of sticker residue.  Inside, the book shows little to no indication of use.

Book Summary

An extraordinary first novel that tells the story of a British piano tuner sent deep into Burma in the nineteenth century.

In October 1886, Edgar Drake receives a strange request from the British War Office:  he must leave his wife and his quiet life in London to travel to the jungles of Burma, where a rare Erard grand piano is in need of repair.  The piano belongs to an army surgeon-major whose unorthodox peacemaking methods--poetry, medicine, and now music--have brought a tentative quiet to the southern Shan States but have elicited questions from his superiors.

On his journey through Europe, the Red Sea, India, and into Burma, Edgar meets soldiers, mystics, bandits, and tale-spinners, as well as an enchanting woman as elusive has the surgeon-major.  And at the doctor's fort on a remote Burmese river, Edgar encounters a world more mysterious and dangerous than he ever could have imagined.

ISBN:  0-375-41465-7

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