With an eye for exquisite detail and a supreme sensitivity about the workings of the mind of musicians, the author of "Russian Winter" creates a compelling story around the talent, creativity, family relationships, and general complexities of life in the Boston art and music community. — Karen Frank
Lyrical and evocative, Sight Reading by Daphne Kalotay is an intense, literary love story.
When Hazel and Remy happen upon each other on a warm Boston spring day, their worlds immediately begin to spin. Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to composer Nicholas Elko, who was once the love of Hazel's life. Over the decades, each buried secrets, disappointments, and betrayals that now threaten to undermine their happiness.
We follow the notes of their complicated, intertwined lives from 1987 to 2007, from Europe to America, and from conservatory life to the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Sight Reading, from the author of the acclaimed debut novel Russian Winter, is an exploration of what makes a family, of the importance of art in daily life, and of the role of intuition in both the creative process and the evolution of the self.