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Pianos and flowers: brief encounters of the romantic kind
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New York : Pantheon Books, [2020].
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ix, 179 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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"In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. What must have it like to be them? We hold our breath for them. Our heart beats faster for them. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that. This journey of exploration takes us to some exotic places. We share the lives of three sisters, brought up in Penang. We read of what happened to them, and to their Chinese neighbors caught in the tides of war. We see a group of small boys in a Glasgow slum, their young lives stunted by poverty, and hear how life worked out in contrasting ways for them. We follow a young woman's search for love in the unlikely realm of Egyptian antiquities. And through all of these photographs, and all of these stories, there runs the same refrain: the possibilities of love, of friendship, of happiness lie before us. There are big stories in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realize that these photographs speak volumes"--

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Originally published in Great Britain by Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh in 2019.
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"In Pianos and Flowers we are invited, through the medium of sepia images, to glimpse a world long departed. In these stories, inspired by long-lost photographs, the lives of the people in the frame are imagined and then explored, layer by layer. What must have it like to be them? We hold our breath for them. Our heart beats faster for them. We look again at the photograph in a new light, and say Yes, it might have happened just like that. This journey of exploration takes us to some exotic places. We share the lives of three sisters, brought up in Penang. We read of what happened to them, and to their Chinese neighbors caught in the tides of war. We see a group of small boys in a Glasgow slum, their young lives stunted by poverty, and hear how life worked out in contrasting ways for them. We follow a young woman's search for love in the unlikely realm of Egyptian antiquities. And through all of these photographs, and all of these stories, there runs the same refrain: the possibilities of love, of friendship, of happiness lie before us. There are big stories in these simple pictures. At first glance the photographs may seem unexceptional: the mere freezing of a moment in time. But delve deeper and you will realize that these photographs speak volumes"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, A. (2020). Pianos and flowers: brief encounters of the romantic kind. First United States edition. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-. 2020. Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-, Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind. New York: Pantheon Books, 2020.

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McCall Smith, Alexander. Pianos and Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind. First United States edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 2020. Print.

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