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On music, life, and the healing of torn souls.

The Speech of Angels - Sharon Maas

"Zwei Seelen, ach, in meiner Brust" – "Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast," sighs Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust in one of the tragedy's most famous scenes, torn between love and destiny, between free will and divine providence. And two souls also are tearing apart the young heroine of this enchanting novel, Sharon Maas's third after the equally compelling "Of Marriageable Age" and "Peacocks Dancing." For the young woman must make up her mind and find out who she truly is: Jyothi, who was swept off the streets of Bombay by a well-meaning Western couple but, foreign-looking and (on top of that) dyslexic, i.e. in the general view "handicapped," always remained an outsider in her adoptive parents' small-town, middle class world; or Jade, child prodigy violinist and international superstar, who overcame poverty and dyslexia to rise to fame, fortune and, it is generally assumed, happiness and bliss.

 

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Source: http://www.themisathena.info/literature/maas.html#SpeechAngels