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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'This is the story of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie. Lena is Music's Most Modern Musician; the first theremin player of the twentieth century. From the obscurity of a Perth boarding school to a glittering career on the world stage, Lena Gaunt's life will be made and torn apart by those she gives her heart to.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    To see [her] play a piece of music on the theremin is to be reminded of a boy doing tricks on a bicycle. For, like a boy who rides with 'no hands', [she] plays this instrument without touching it - by merely waving [her] hands over it.

    • Mary Day Winn from a Baltimore newspaper, 1948
  • Epigraph:

    I am electrical by nature, music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks, and invents.

    • Attributed to Ludwic van Beethoven from Erik Davis, 'Recording Angels', The Wire, January, 1999
  • Epigraph:

    Astronomers say they have heard the sound of a black hole singing. And what it is singing, and perhaps has been singing for more than two billion years, they say, is B flat - a B flat 57 octaves lower than middle C...The black hole is playing 'the lowest note in the universe,' said Dr. Andrew Fabian, an X-ray astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy at Cambridge University in England.

    • The New York Times, 16th September, 2003
  • Dedication: For my grandmothers.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2012 .
      7495206467426037330.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 312p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 21/08/2013
      ISBN: 9781922089465 (Paperback) :

Works about this Work

Tracy Farr : The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Jeannette Delamoir , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2014;

— Review of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr 2012 single work novel
WA Writing Recommends William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 August 2013; (p. 6)

— Review of Hatched : Celebrating 20 Years of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers Fremantle Press 2013 anthology short story ; The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr 2012 single work novel ; Unearthed Tracy Ryan 2013 selected work poetry ; Zac and Mia A. J. Betts 2012 single work novel ; Zero at the Bone David Whish-Wilson 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 August 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley 2013 single work novel ; The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr 2012 single work novel
WA Writing Recommends William Yeoman , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 August 2013; (p. 6)

— Review of Hatched : Celebrating 20 Years of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers Fremantle Press 2013 anthology short story ; The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr 2012 single work novel ; Unearthed Tracy Ryan 2013 selected work poetry ; Zac and Mia A. J. Betts 2012 single work novel ; Zero at the Bone David Whish-Wilson 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 August 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Cairo Chris Womersley 2013 single work novel ; The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr 2012 single work novel
Tracy Farr : The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Jeannette Delamoir , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2014;

— Review of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt Tracy Farr 2012 single work novel
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