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The time of our singing

By: Powers, Richard

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0099453835 / 9780099453833
Paperback
813.54
05/02/2004
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England
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20 cm 631 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Heinemann, 2003.

Jonah, Joseph and Ruth are the children of mixed-race parents determined to protect them from the grinding effects of race.

Hothouse children, they are all musically talented, but they cannot be protected from the world for long.

Jonah becomes a successful young tenor, but the world of opera can only accept him as a 'brilliant Negro singer'; Joseph, our narrator, becomes a pianist and devotes his talents to the service of his brother's; Ruth turns her back on classical music ('white music') and disappears, on the run with her black husband under suspicion of being a Black Panther.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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