By James Markert
"A compelling and thought-provoking novel that would stream and encourage readers of all kinds." -John Burnham Schwartz, writer of Reservation Road</em>
When the physique fails, you've obtained offerings.
ship a physician in, or ship a prayer up.
And if neither works?
You'll locate Dr. Wolfgang Pike at his piano.
Music has continually been Wolfgang's shelter. It's betraying him now, as he struggles to compose a requiem for his overdue spouse, yet absolutely the proper finishing will come to him. definitely it'll come extra quick than a healing for his sufferers up at Waverly Hills, the tuberculosis health center, the place approximately a physique an hour leaves in a coffin. Wolfgang can't appear to keep an individual nowadays, least of all himself.
Sometimes we simply want to know we're now not the one ones within the struggle. A former live performance pianist tests in, triggering whatever deep within Wolfgang, and spreading from sufferer to sufferer. quickly Wolfgang reveals himself within the middle of an orchestra that won't surrender, with song that won't cease. <em>A White Wind Blew promises a sweeping crescendo of desire in a time of depression, elevating compelling questions on religion and confession, song and medicine,and the timeless strength of love.
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