Booknotes from Our Staff

Solo by Rana Dasgupta (Mariner)

Toward the end of a life lived too long, Ulrich daydreams about his early years in Bulgaria. Forbidden his true love of music, young Ulrich develops an obsession with chemistry and travels to Germany to study with a master. When his parents call him back to Sophia, he imagines that his creative life is over. But for us readers, this is where the magic begins. Through his fantasies, Ulrich explores the world of his repressed longings using as his avatar Boris, a childhood friend whose musical talent reflects Ulrich’s potential. In his second novel, Dasgupta creates a masterful and intricate web of meanings and connections within the vivid internal life of his protagonist. –Leighanne

 

BOOKNOTES, the book review of THE ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY, is written entirely by bookstore staff. It represents a sampling of recently published and forthcoming books that we have enjoyed reading. We appreciate every opportunity to assist in finding books to meet your interests.

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