School of Velocity

Product Number: EB00712015
Released: Jun 26, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780993506284
Publisher: ONE / Pushkin
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Description

A wrenching and deceptively spare debut novel about an electric friendship between two boys that slowly reveals itself as a deep and lifelong love. Jan de Vries is a virtuoso pianist who would be in the prime of his career but for the crippling auditory hallucinations that have plundered his performances and his mind. As the disorder reaches its devastating peak the walls Jan has built around him crumble, rendering him unable to repress the overwhelming flood of memories and the troves of unspoken words that linger between him and his childhood best friend, Dirk Noosen, with whom he lost touch long ago. He is faced with only one recourse: to head home and confront him. With a singular voice and a masterful balance of emotional resonance and restraint, Eric Beck Rubin tells the tender story of Jan's obsessive friendship with the charismatic, irreverent raconteur Dirk as the reader breathlessly awaits their reunion. This luminous novel is about music, repression and regret; about adolescence, sex and friendship, and, ultimately, about the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.

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Author(s): Eric Beck Rubin
Original Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018

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Author(s): Eric Beck Rubin
Product Number EB00733097
Released: Aug 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: #9780385686389

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