Spanning continents - North America and Europe, and the years, from Nazi occupation of eastern Europe to New York as it becomes the 21st century, Bradford Morrow’s sweeping new novel, The Prague Sonata (Atlantic Monthly Press), is the book he was ‘meant’ to write. Which is saying something, with his seven well-received previous novels, and his role as founding editor of Conjunctions.
“The Prague Sonata is music scored for the reader’s imagination, expertly arranged—at once suspenseful and meditative, classical and surprising, devastating and genuinely inspiring. What a gorgeous novel this is. I thought often of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves—the fragmentation and ephemeral unity, its power to absorb us fully into a moving music. Bradford Morrow’s writing is as haunting and as beautiful as the fabled sonata it describes.”—Karen Russell.
“Rich in historical detail, beautifully sharp when it comes to music and manuscripts, The Prague Sonata challenges us to consider what it means to save culture in the face of forces that want to achieve power at its expense. Morrow has given us a masterful novel that’s necessary for our times.”—Brian Evenson.