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It is only natural that a guest be treated with hospitality, the quiet man who has come to mend the singing elephant is shy, and walks with the posture of one who is unsure of the world, we too would keep him company to make him feel welcome, but we do not speak English.... They say he is one of the kind of men who has dreams, but tells no one.Drake's complexity is thin; perhaps the beauty of Burma takes over any real need for introspection. Despite these quibbles, The Piano Tuner is a memorable achievement. --Michael Ferch --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Recommended by a friend who knew my interest in southeast Asia AND in music. A very convincing narrative and an engaging story; I wanted to believe it was true because details... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Alice Johnson
It was a gift because I enjoyed reading the first one which I got a few years ago. Very descriptive and I could imagine the picture of those places and the things they used. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peach TN
Beautifully written story. Satisfying until the poorly thought out ending. Worth reading, though.Published 1 month ago by Seattle Girl
Borrowed this from a friend and liked it so much I had to buy my own copy.Published 2 months ago by Happy in big bear
Read this book while spending two weeks in Myanmar, so the physical descriptions were helpful in understanding this beautiful country and it's complicated history. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judith K. Binney
At the end of this book, I felt like the piano tuner... I had joined the lotus eaters and did not want to return home.Published 6 months ago by Isabelle Johnston-Haist