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The cellist of Sarajevo : a novel

While a cellist plays at the site of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, two other men set out in search of bread and water to keep themselves alive, and a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening.

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  • "Gab bags"
  • "Cellist of Sarajavo"
  • "Cellist of Sarajevo"@it

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  • ""Sarajevo: a city under siege. As the mortars fall and the snipers conduct their deadly business, a cellist sits at his window, playing Albinonis Adagio in G Minor. Then a bomb kills twenty-two people waiting in line to buy bread on the street below. For the next twenty-two days he will carry his cello into the cratered street at four each afternoon and play the Adagio in memory of the dead. Steven Galloways The Cellist of Sarajevo imagines those twenty-two days through the eyes of three of its citizens: Kenan who sets out every few days to fetch water for his family; Dragan who longs to be reunited with his wife and son; and Arrow, a crack counter-sniper who is assigned the job of keeping the cellist alive. Exquisite and profoundly moving, The Cellist of Sarajevo gives life to the courage of a broken city. It is a story about survival, about the temptation to hate and the refusal to do so, about the persistence of the human spirit in a time of fear and suffering"--Publisher."
  • "While a cellist plays at the site of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, two other men set out in search of bread and water to keep themselves alive, and a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening."
  • "While a cellist plays at the site of a mortar attack to commemorate the deaths of twenty-two friends and neighbors, two other men set out in search of bread and water to keep themselves alive, and a woman sniper secretly protects the life of the cellist as her army becomes increasingly threatening."@en
  • "From the Publisher: This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst. One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills twenty-two people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni's Adagio once a day for each of the twenty-two victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope. Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn't know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is "Arrow," the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims. In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress."
  • "Snipers in the hills overlook the shattered streets of Sarajevo. Knowing that the next bullet could strike at any moment, the ordinary men and women below strive to go about their daily lives as best they can. Kenan faces the agonizing dilemma of crossing the city to get water for his family. Dragan, gripped by fear, does not know who among his friends he can trust. And Arrow, a young woman counter-sniper must push herself to the limits - of body and soul, fear and humanity."@en
  • "In war-torn Sarajevo, a cellist sets out to play Albinoni's Adagio once a day for 22 days as a memorial for 22 people killed in a sniper attack. All the while, he is oblivious to the fact that a female sniper is protecting him."@en
  • "Sarajevo is under siege. As mortars fall and snipers stalk the city's abandoned buildings, a cellist sits at his window playing Albinoni's Adagio. Then a bomb kills twenty-two people in the street below. For the next twenty-two days he will carry his cello into the cratered street below and play the Adagio in memory of the dead."@en

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  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Powieść kanadyjska w języku angielskim"
  • "Canadian fiction"@en
  • "Readers"@en
  • "Canadian fiction (English)"
  • "War stories"
  • "War stories"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Fiction"@tr
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Large type books"
  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Book club kit"@en
  • "Kanadské romány (anglicky)"
  • "Roman canadien de langue anglaise"

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  • "Sai la ye fo de da ti qin jia"
  • "Le violoncelliste de Sarajevo : roman"
  • "Le violoncelliste de Sarajevo"
  • "De cellist van Zarajevo"
  • "Il violoncellista di Sarajevo"@it
  • "Il violoncellista di Sarajevo"
  • "The cellist of Sarajevo : a novel"@en
  • "The Cellist of Sarajevo"@en
  • "The Cellist of Sarajevo"
  • "El violonchelista de Sarajevo"@es
  • "El violonchelista de Sarajevo"
  • "El violoncel·lista de Sarajevo"
  • "Sailayefu de da ti qin jia"
  • "Der Cellist von Sarajevo : Roman"
  • "The cellist of Sarajevo"
  • "The cellist of Sarajevo"@en
  • "Der Cellist von Sarajevo Roman"
  • "塞拉耶佛的大提琴家"
  • "El Violonchelista de Sararejo"
  • "Vīalūn sil navāz-i sārāyivū = The cellist of Sarajevo"
  • "De cellist van Sarajevo"
  • "The cellist of Sarajevo [a Gab bag for book discussion groups]"
  • "El Violoncel·lista de Sarajevo"@ca
  • "Saraybosna'nın çellisti : roman"@tr
  • "El Violonchelista de Sarajevo"
  • "Cellisten fra Sarajevo"
  • "Cellisten fra Sarajevo"@da
  • "The cellist of Sarajevo : book club in a bag"@en
  • "Sarajevský cellista"
  • "Sarajevski čelist"@sl
  • "Sarajevski čelist"
  • "Sarajevski ďelist"
  • "La violoncelliste de Sarajevo : roman /cSteven Galloway ; traduit de l'anglais par André Zavriew"

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