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The Song of Names

(2002)
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Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel
Two boys are growing up in wartime London. Martin is an only child, imprisoned in swottish loneliness. Then Dovidl enters his home, a refugee violinist from Warsaw. 'I am genius,' says Dovidl. 'You have information. Together we make good team.' His arrival brings merriment and love, mischief and menace. Blood-brothers, they roam the ruined city, finding tragedy and triumph, sex and crime. It is the time of their lives, their finest hour. Then Dovidl disappears, on the afternoon of his international debut. Martin is broken-hearted, his father near-bankrupted, the police dumbfounded. Where has he gone? How can a genius escape his date with destiny? How could he betray a brother? Martin is condemned to forty years of humdrum half-life until, one wintry night, an unexpected musical clue sets him on the trail to an astonishing act of self-discovery, and renewal.


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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Song of Names
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ISBN: 1-4177-2509-5 / 978-1-4177-2509-0 (USA edition)
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December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Song of Names
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ISBN: 0-7540-8701-8 / 978-0-7540-8701-4 (UK edition)
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August 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Song of Names
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ISBN: 0-7553-0094-7 / 978-0-7553-0094-5 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Song of Names
Author(s): Norman Lebrecht
ISBN: 1-4000-3489-2 / 978-1-4000-3489-5 (USA edition)
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Song of Names
Author(s): Norman Lebrecht
ISBN: 0-7553-0095-5 / 978-0-7553-0095-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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Audio Editions

April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Song of Names
Author(s): Norman Lebrecht
ISBN: 1-61573-558-5 / 978-1-61573-558-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Song of Names
Author(s): Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Song of Names
Author(s): Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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December 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Song of Names
Author(s): Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: Anchor
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