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The Piano Tuner

Author: Mason, Daniel Set In . . .
 Asia, Myanmar (Burma), Shan Plateau, Europe, England, London
Genre: Historical Novel
Time Frame: 1880s
Published: 2002
Description: New York Times Notable Book
San Francisco ChronicleSan Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

“A gripping and resonant novel. . . . It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor. . . . Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of storytelling.
  
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