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War and Music

War and Music

(2009)
A Medley of Love
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Ty Hale, a young corporal from Lovington, New Mexico, finds himself alone in the middle of a grain field in Normandy after being knocked unconscious by the explosion of a German artillery shell. Stunned from the explosion and overwhelmed by visions of the grandfather who raised him and the simple life of the New Mexico prairie he has left behind, Ty attempts to rejoin his unit but instead stumbles onto a country estate and inextricably into the lives of its inhabitants.

Philippe Gaston, a former music teacher, his stunningly beautiful daughter Renee, and Hans Heinike, a German deserter and an accomplished musician, are attempting to carve out a normal existence in spite of the chaos and destruction that surrounds them. As Philippe devotes his time to his German protege, Ty and Renee fall in love and Ty learns of the Gaston estate's unique legacy of survival and the most recent story of violence and sacrifice that has preserved this pristine oasis in the midst of a raging war.

The music that permeates their solitary existence, whether it be the buzzing and chattering of insects and birds, a violin and human voice joined in concert, or the fire of machine guns and the distant rumble of tanks, draws these unlikely comrades together and reveals the common humanity that resides in us all. The war, the music, the love, and the rhythms of nature are all timeless and eternal.

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"With beautiful music surrounding him and his romance with Renee growing each day, Hale's story reminds us that beauty and humanity exist even as the beast of war rages." -- New Mexico Magazine

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: War and Music: A Medley of Love
Author(s): Max Evans
ISBN: 0-8263-4908-0 / 978-0-8263-4908-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: War and Music: A Medley of Love
Author(s): Max Evans
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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