The Piano Cemetery, Paperback


The Lazaro family are carpenters who would rather be piano-makers.

In the dusty back room of their carpentry shop in Lisbon is the 'piano cemetery', filled with broken-down pianos that provide the spare parts needed for repairing and rebuilding instruments all over the city.

It is a mysterious and magical place, a place of solace, a dreaming place and, above all, a trysting place for lovers.

Peixoto weaves the tragic true story of the marathon-runner, Francisco Lazaro, into a rich narrative of love, betrayal, domestic happiness and dashed hopes.




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