The Page Turner (Paperback)

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Description


At the age of eighteen Paul Porterfield dreams of playing piano at the world's great concert halls, yet the closest he's come has been to turn pages for his idol, Richard Kennington, a former prodigy who is entering middle age. The two begin a love affair that affects their lives in ways neither could have predicted. "Absorbing from start to finish" (The New Yorker), The Page Turner testifies to the tenacity of the human spirit and the resiliency of the human heart.

About the Author


David Leavitt's first collection of stories, Family Dancing, was published when he was just twenty-three and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Prize. The Lost Language of Cranes was made into a BBC film, and While England Sleeps was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. With Mark Mitchell, he coedited The Penguin Book of Short Stories, Pages Passed from Hand to Hand, and cowrote Italian Pleasures. Leavitt is a recipient of fellowships from both the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida.

Praise For…


"A wizard at blending levity and pathos, Leavitt writes gracefully about wounded, acutely self-conscious characters." The Chicago Tribune

"[T]he sombre tale is absorbing from start to finish." The New Yorker

"Leavitt explores loneliness, longing and entitlement with careful, precise language that is a privelege to read." The Detroit Free Press —



Product Details
ISBN: 9780395957875
ISBN-10: 0395957877
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: June 16th, 1999
Pages: 256
Language: English
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