Bright, bookish Oscar Lowe has grown to love the quiet routine of his life as a care assistant at a Cambridge nursing home, until the fateful day when he is lured into King's College chapel by the otherwordly sound of an organ. There he meets and falls in love with Iris Bellwether and her privileged, eccentric clique, led by her brother Eden. A troubled but charismatic music prodigy, Eden convinces his sister and their friends to participate in a series of disturbing experiments. However, as the line between genius and madness begins to blur, Oscar fears that danger could await them all ... 'The Bellwether Revivals renders the cruelties and frailties of genius with acuity and tenderness, exploring the naive sophistication of bright young minds, the moral immunity granted to coteries of privilege, and the true nature of mastery in art. Seductive, resonant, and disquieting, Benjamin Wood's novel captures strains and cadences, qualities of music that are rarely rendered except in sound' Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries, the winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize.... to be informed by Jean, the staff nurse, that there had been a ruckus in the dining room the night before: a#39;Your friend Paulsen tried to pull off the whole tablecloth.a#39; Jean was a big woman; when she got upset, her j owls shook and ... It read to him like an ownera#39;s manualaa step-by-step guide to the mechanics of emotions.
|Title||:||The Bellwether Revivals|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2012-02-02|