The Lazaro family are carpenters who would rather be piano-makers. In the dusty back room of their carpentry shop in Lisbon is the `piano cemetery', filled with broken-down pianos that provide the spare parts needed for repairing and rebuilding instruments all over the city. It is a mysterious and magical place, a place of solace, a dreaming place and, above all, a trysting place for lovers.
Peixoto weaves the tragic true story of the marathon-runner, Francisco Lazaro, into a rich narrative of love, betrayal, domestic happiness and dashed hopes.
Used Paperback | 288 pages
Condition: Very good.
Dimensions 128 x 194 x 20mm | 199.58g
Publication date 2006, Bloomsbury Plc.
Translated by Daniel Hahn.