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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Dissonance
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'Dissonance begins with piano practice. Fifteen-year-old Erwin Hergert is forced to tackle scales and studies for six hours a day by his mother, Madge, who is determined to produce Australia's first great pianist. To help Erwin focus, Madge has exiled her husband, Johann, to the back shed. Jo is diagnosed with cancer and Madge allows him back inside, but only for long enough to die.

Madge takes Erwin to Hamburg to continue his studies. Erwin prospers in Germany with his new teacher until he meets a neighbour, sixteen-year-old Luise, and finds there's more to life than music. Meanwhile, Germany is moving towards war. Late 1930s Hamburg forms the backdrop to an increasingly difficult love-triangle, as Erwin is torn between the piano, Luise, and the demands of his love and devotion to his mother. Soon the bombs, real and imagined, start falling. Marriage and parenthood give way to death, and tragedy. Before long Erwin and Madge are drawn into the horrors of a war that leaves little time for music.

Dissonance is a re-imagining of the 'Frankfurt years' of Rose and Percy Grainger. This is a novel about love in one of its most extreme and destructive forms, and how people attempt to survive the threat of possession. Source: www.wakefieldpress.com.au/ (Sighted 28/06/2012).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Wakefield Press , 2012 .
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      • Published: 15th June 2012
      ISBN: 9781862549456

Works about this Work

Untitled Susan Ballyn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 7 no. 2 2013;

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Review : Dissonance Jody Marie Hassel , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 27 no. 1 2013; (p. 115-116)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] Troy Benson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Fiction : Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 October 2012; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 October 2012; (p. 36)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Whip Music Anthony Lynch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
A Mother's Love Stella Clarke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21 - 22 July 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Altered Tensions Suzanne Eggins , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 July 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Whip Music Anthony Lynch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Fiction : Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 October 2012; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 October 2012; (p. 36)

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Susan Ballyn , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 7 no. 2 2013;

— Review of Dissonance Stephen Orr , 2012 single work novel
My Wretched Word-Life Stephen Orr , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 390 2012; (p. 8)
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