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The time of our singing

Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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The book follows the mixed-race Strom family through much of the 20th century, from 1939 when German-Jewish physicist David Strom meets Delia Daley, a black, classically trained singer from Philadelphia through the 1990s. The couple marries and has three children: eldest son Jonah, a charismatic, egotistical singing prodigy; Joseph, his self-sacrificing accompanist; and Ruth, the rebel of the family, who becomes a  Read more...
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Title: The time of our singing /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Powers
ISBN: 9780374706418; 0374706417
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (631 pages)
Responsibility: Richard Powers.
Genre/Form: Fiction.
Electronic books.
Additional Physical Format: Print version: Powers, Richard, 1957- Time of our singing. (OCoLC)53996517
Year: 2004
Standard Numbers: Publisher no: EB00103375 Recorded Books; Stock no: C3DEA3C3-F2B3-4002-8DC2-581C7EA531A2
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: PS3566.O92; Dewey No.: 816
OCLC No.: 865473995

Abstract:

The book follows the mixed-race Strom family through much of the 20th century, from 1939 when German-Jewish physicist David Strom meets Delia Daley, a black, classically trained singer from Philadelphia through the 1990s. The couple marries and has three children: eldest son Jonah, a charismatic, egotistical singing prodigy; Joseph, his self-sacrificing accompanist; and Ruth, the rebel of the family, who becomes a militant black activist. There are two separate strands to the story: one is a third-person chronicle of David and Delia's relationship through the 1940s; the other, narrated by Joseph, is about the brothers' education in the nearly all-white world of classical music and their experience of the civil rights movement as the rest of the country grudgingly catches up to the Stroms' radical experiment.
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