Ghost of Frederic Chopin


SKU: 9781782277224
Author: Faye, Eric
Translator: Taylor, Sam
Publication Date: 08/10/2021
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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An intricately plotted mystery and an engrossing story imbued with the foggy atmosphere of post-Communist Prague, the third book in the Walter Presents Library is a bewitching mystery about a woman who claims to transcribe music from the ghost of Chopin.

Prague, 1995: Vera Foltynova, a widow in her late 50s, claims to receive visits from the ghost of great composer Frederic Chopin. What’s more, she declares that Chopin has dictated dozens of compositions to her, to allow the world to hear the sublime music he was unable to create in his own short life. Many dismiss her story as a ridiculous hoax, while others swear that the music has the same beauty and refinement as the work of the dead master.

Ludvik Slany, a secret police agent-turned-television journalist, is assigned to make a documentary debunking Vera’s claims. He arrives in Prague ready to uncover a scam, but the more he subtly tries to trick her into giving herself away, the more he begins to think he may be witnessing a genuine miracle…

The Ghost of Frederic Chopin is an engrossing story of music, faith and the ghosts of the past.