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The Music Shop

Rachel Joyce

It is 1988. On a dead-end London street, there is a music shop run by Frank Adair. One day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman named Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music. Terrified of real closeness, Frank feels compelled to run, yet he is drawn to this strangely still, mysterious woman. But Ilse is not what she seems, and Frank has old wounds that threaten to reopen, as well as a past it seems he will never leave behind. A quirky, poignant, and ultimately joyful work of fiction from Joyce (The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, 2014).