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The Daughters Adrienne Celt

The Daughters

Adrienne Celt

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ISBN : 9781631490453
Hardcover
272 pages
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In this virtuosic debut, a world-class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family tree.Since the difficult birth of her daughter, which collided tragically with the death of her beloved grandmother, renowned operaMoreIn this virtuosic debut, a world-class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family tree.Since the difficult birth of her daughter, which collided tragically with the death of her beloved grandmother, renowned opera sensation Lulu cant bring herself to sing a note. Haunted by a curse that traces back through the women in her family, she fears that the loss of her remarkable talent and the birth of her daughter are somehow inexplicably connected. As Lulu tentatively embraces motherhood, she sifts through the stories shes inherited about her elusive, jazz-singer mother and the nearly mythic matriarch, her great-grandmother Greta. Each tale is steeped in the familys folkloric Polish tradition and haunted by the rusalka-a spirit that inspired Dvoraks classic opera.Merging elements from Bel Canto and Amy and Isabelle, The Daughters reveals through four generations the sensuous but precise physicality of both music and motherhood, and-most mysterious and seductive of all-the resonant ancestral lore that binds each mother to the one who came before.