By James Markert
"A compelling and thought-provoking novel that might circulation 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 continuously been Wolfgang's safe haven. It's betraying him now, as he struggles to compose a requiem for his overdue spouse, yet absolutely the proper finishing will come to him. definitely it'll come extra fast than a healing for his sufferers up at Waverly Hills, the tuberculosis health facility, the place approximately a physique an hour leaves in a coffin. Wolfgang can't appear to shop someone nowadays, least of all himself.
Sometimes we simply want to know we're now not the one ones within the struggle. A former live performance pianist assessments in, triggering whatever deep within Wolfgang, and spreading from sufferer to sufferer. quickly Wolfgang reveals himself within the heart of an orchestra that won't surrender, with song that won't cease. <em>A White Wind Blew grants a sweeping crescendo of wish in a time of depression, elevating compelling questions about religion and confession, tune and medicine,and the timeless strength of love.
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A sword once possessed by both Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. Twin to the sword that Holliday had used to kill a man less than a year ago. The deadly weapon hanging above the fireplace was Hesperios, the Sword of the West. Before he and Peggy had embarked on their long journey of discovery almost a year ago, Holliday’s attitude toward history had been absolute. Facts and dates and the timelines of events were literally written in stone as well as textbooks. Words like “unqualified,” “unassailable,” “irrevocable” and “immutable” were all part of his historical vocabulary.
Al-Barouni looked much older than his companion. His face was drawn and deeply lined, skin drawn tightly over his bladelike cheekbones. Tekbali was younger, his face darker, his eyes covered by expensive Serengeti Driver sunglasses. ” Rafi asked, looking over Holliday’s shoulder. ” Holliday asked. “It is significant because Sulaiman al-Barouni is the chief go-between for a man named Antonio Neri. Neri is the boss of an Italian criminal organization known as La Santa. Neri’s specialty is smuggling women, drugs and valuable artifacts.
Cigarettes. A great many cigarettes. Le Milieu smuggles anything to make a profit. ” Holliday asked. “Marseille’s version of the Mafia, the underworld,” explained Japrisot. “They started off mostly as stevedores, controlling the waterfront in the late forties and early fifties, then moved from there. ” Rafi asked. Japrisot let out a snorting laugh, smoke rushing out of his nostrils like an animated bull in a cartoon. ” Japrisot said. “Felix Valador barely knows his mother’s name, let alone anyone in Le Milieu.
A White Wind Blew: A Novel by James Markert