Middle C

Middle C

A Novel

eBook - 2013
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Graz, Austria, 1938. Joseph Skizzen's father, pretending to be Jewish, leaves his country for England with his wife and two children to avoid any connection with the Nazis. In London with his family for the duration of the war, he disappears under mysterious circumstances. The family is relocated to a small town in Ohio, where Joseph Skizzen grows up, becomes a decent amateur piano player, and creates as well a fantasy self-- a professor with a fantasy goal: to establish the Inhumanity Museum.
Investigates the multifaceted nature of human identity and follows the experiences of Joseph, who flees Austria in 1938 and pretends to be Jewish before disappearing from London under mysterious circumstances.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307962263
0307962261
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (395 p.)

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Jul 24, 2013

A little too experimental for me.

talltally Apr 01, 2013

I write because I hate, says Gass. Deceits and imposters, passed father to son. why did dad vabuish, no motive. Forgery, quasi innocence of the bystander. indiscriminate welter of woes levels all woe, is drowning in Tsunami same as gas chamber? or germ warfare? nature and man equal offenders, unranked evel, no worse or worser. Random equivalence, who will presume to indivt and how can one not wonder whether Skizzen's museum mmight be Gass's too?

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