Gone: A Girl, a Violin, a Life Unstrung (Hardback)Min Kym (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 26 mm
A remarkable and original memoir . . . thrilling -- Barbara Ellen * Observer *
Intense, elegiac and completely mesmerizing ... a beautifully pitched memoir which hits many different registers * The Bookseller (Book of the Month) *
Riveting . . . her story of bereavement and resilience, and the determination to pursue one's art no matter what obstacles stand in one's way, is as enchanting as Kym's recording of a Brahms concerto * Glamour *
A remarkable story of love and loss . . . Also a gripping thriller that contains a hint of scandal, as well as money, villains and a secret -- Helen Davies * Sunday Times *
Fascinating . . . a tragic musical love affair . . . told in admirably lucid and uncluttered prose -- Adam Sweeting * The Arts Desk *
Riveting . . . her story of bereavement and resilience, and the determination to pursue one's art no matter what obstacles stand in one's way, is as enchanting as Kym's recording of a Brahms concerto * Harper's Bazaar *
A movingly uncertain memoir of obsession, love and loss . . . Kym has an easy, elegant way of describing music * Financial Times *
Deeply moving -- Sarah Foot * Daily Mail *
This book makes for a devastating but ultimately redemptive read. It is much more than a story about a lost violin: it is about who we are, how we love, how we grieve -- Clemency Burton-Hill * Mail on Sunday *
Gone is an extraordinary memoir of violinist and child prodigy Min Kym as she grows to understand her gift * Good Housekeeping *
A story to pluck at your heartstrings * The Times *
Swiftly, skilfully drawn * Spectator *
The memoir is both intensely raw- Kym's agony is at times so vivid it is hard to read on- and beautifully crafted * The Lady *
An incredibly moving story * Radio 3 In Tune *
The hours fell away as I read this spellbinding tale of love, loss, and above all devotion to art -- Susan Cain, author of 'Quiet'
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