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Disturbance of the inner ear
Joyce Hackett
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Summary: Dark, intense, and often very funny, this critically lauded debut novel tells a story of inherited trauma healed by erotic love in the lives of two unlikely soul mates: Isabel, a former cello prodigy and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and Giulio, an Italian gigolo. With its hypnotic internal logic, Disturbance of the Inner Ear conjures a ravaged landscape in which anything is possible. Hackett's musical language comes alive in a pitch-perfect first-person narrative that is evasive yet intimate, and utterly unforgettable. Stylistically daring and psychologically acute, this dazzling debut marks the arrival of an exciting new novelist.


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main characters Isabel Masurovsky
Female
Age: 20s
Jewish
Former child prodigy; cellist; her father was a Holocaust survivor and world-class pianist.
Musician

Giulio
Male
Detached.
Gigolo



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