The Secret

By: Anna Enquist, Jeannette K. Ringold (translator)

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Three storylines run through "The Secret, like themes in a symphony, sometimes merging, sometimes overlapping, and sometimes going in different directions: this is the story of Wanda Wierickhe, the story of her past and the story of Bouw, the man she left. Concert pianist Wanda Wiericke sees music as a way of escaping reality. It is her answer to questions about her place in the world. When forced to choose, she leaves her husband for it. But when her mother literally spits up "the secret" on her deathbed, Wanda is no longer able to withdraw into her music. A rheumatic disorder prevents her from playing: she does not touch a piano again until she has come to terms with her past. Enquist offers no easy solutions. The book's climax does not come with the revelation of the secret, but in the process of coming to terms with it. "The Secret has been translated by Jeannette K. Ringold; it was originally published in 1997 as "Het Geheim.

Title: The Secret

Author Name: Anna Enquist, Jeannette K. Ringold (translator)

Categories: Fiction & Classics & Literature,

Edition: First English Edition

Publisher: London, The Toby Press: 2000

ISBN Number: 1902881125

ISBN Number 13: 9781902881126

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Like New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 060369

Description: Pictorial matte cover, mimics quarter cloth. 262 pp. Full refund if not satisfied.