Charles Frieth, preeminent composer, conductor and prodigious womaniser, is preparing for a performance of one of his early works, and the world premiere of "Demonic Aubade". Obstinate and myopic, he is oblivious to the growing turmoil around him; his wife's poor health and dissatisfaction; the exhausted efforts of his secretary; and, the disquieting diligence of his housekeeper, Maria. As the first performance draws near, the maestro is suddenly awoken to the chaos, and as Charles struggles to regain control of his life, a terrible tragedy begins to unfold. "For You" is a beautifully wrought and compelling libretto - It is Ian McEwan at his very best.
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"The characters are etched with impressive economy by McEwan" ( The Evening Standard)Book Description:
A powerful drama of passion, obsession and tragedy from one of Britain's greatest living writers.
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Book Description London: Vintage Books, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. Trade paperback. 68 pp. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies, SIGNED by the author & by Michael Berkeley, the composer of the opera of which this is the libretto. Fine -- new. (Delivery Confirmation number sent for domestic orders.). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 41424