Middle C

Middle C

A Novel

Book - 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.
Publisher: New York :, Vintage International, Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC,, 2013
Edition: First Vintage International edition
Copyright Date: ℗♭2013
ISBN: 9780804168786
Branch Call Number: F GAS NVD
Characteristics: 395 pages ; 21 cm


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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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