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Take nothing with you / Patrick Gale.

By: Gale, Patrick, 1962- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Tinder Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 346 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781472205346 (paperback).Subject(s): Only child -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Music teachers -- Fiction | Reminiscing -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: 1970s Weston-Super-Mare, and 10-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother. When he is enrolled in holiday courses in the Scottish borders, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice. Drawing in part on his own boyhood, Patrick Gale's new novel explores a collision between childish hero worship and extremely messy adult love lives.
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1970s Weston-Super-Mare, and 10-year-old oddball Eustace, an only child, has life transformed by his mother's quixotic decision to sign him up for cello lessons. Music making brings release for a boy who is discovering he is an emotional volcano. He laps up lessons from his young teacher, not noticing how her brand of glamour is casting a damaging spell over his frustrated and controlling mother. When he is enrolled in holiday courses in the Scottish borders, lessons in love, rejection and humility are added to daily practice. Drawing in part on his own boyhood, Patrick Gale's new novel explores a collision between childish hero worship and extremely messy adult love lives.

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