The Lazaro family are carpenters who would rather be piano-makers.
In the dusty back room of their carpentry shop in Lisbon is the 'piano cemetery', filled with broken-down pianos that provide the spare parts needed for repairing and rebuilding instruments all over the city.
It is a mysterious and magical place, a place of solace, a dreaming place and, above all, a trysting place for lovers.
Peixoto weaves the tragic true story of the marathon-runner, Francisco Lazaro, into a rich narrative of love, betrayal, domestic happiness and dashed hopes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408810095