SLEEPLESS CANDLE by Anne Paterson

SLEEPLESS CANDLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a more sturm and drang tale than one associates with either this publisher or this author (Take These Hands was a light medical story). An emotional and detailed portrait of a genius, a cellist, brilliant, dynamic, but blinded by his egotism to his dependence on his wife and his best friend. The realization that he is becoming tone deaf results in a breakdown, and he turns against them both, leaving them to find out their love for each other. Restless, tortured, he writes a symphony, he seeks another woman for casual release -- and eventually submits to the operation which restores his hearing, only to find he has lost his wife.

Pub Date: March 17th, 1941
Publisher: Macrae Smith