Sunday Tribune - - SUNDAY MAGAZINE - Wil­liam Boyd Vik­ing

SET at the end of the 19th cen­tury, Boyd fol­lows the for­tunes of Brodie Mon­cur, a young Scot­tish mu­si­cian.

When Brodie is of­fered a job in Paris, he seizes the chance to flee Ed­in­burgh and his tyran­ni­cal cler­gy­man fa­ther and be­gins a dif­fer­ent chap­ter in his life.

An en­counter with a fa­mous pi­anist sparks an ob­ses­sive love af­fair with the beau­ti­ful Rus­sian so­prano, Lika Blum.

Mov­ing from Paris to St Peters­burg to Ed­in­burgh and back again, Brodie’s love for Lika and its dan­ger­ous con­se­quences pur­sue him around Europe and be­yond, dur­ing an era of over­whelm­ing change on the eve of the 20th cen­tury.

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