Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release Date : 2021-08-03
ISBN 13: 1644451263
Total Pages : 416 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (644 users download)
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Download or Read book The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf written by Kathryn Davis and published by Graywolf Press. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Back in print, an astonishing novel of art, obsession, and the secrets kept by two very different women In Kathryn Davis’s second novel, Frances Thorn, waitress and single parent of twins, finds herself transformed by the dazzling magnetism of Helle Ten Brix, an elderly Danish composer of operas. At the heart of what binds them is “The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf,” the Hans Christian Andersen tale of a prideful girl who, in order to spare her new shoes, uses a loaf of bread, intended as a gift for her parents, as a stepping-stone, and ends up sinking to the bottom of a bog. Helle’s final opera, based on this tale and unfinished at the time of her death, is willed to Frances—a life-changing legacy that compels Frances to unravel the mysteries of Helle’s story and, in so doing, to enter the endlessly revolving, intricate world of her operas. The ravishing beauty and matchless wit that have characterized Davis’s work from the beginning are here on full display. The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf is a novel as thrilling in its virtuosity as it is moving in its homage to the power of art, a power that changes lives forever.