A Tale of Two Socks: Bocchi and Pocchi (Bocchi & Pocchi)

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A Tale of Two Socks: Bocchi and Pocchi (Bocchi & Pocchi)

A Tale of Two Socks: Bocchi and Pocchi (Bocchi & Pocchi)

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The thing with the new world,’ the tuba had said once, ‘is it’s just horrifically short on elegance.’” Members of the Traveling Symphony roam a post-apocalyptic world performing Shakespeare and musical numbers for the remaining humans. The book opens with a scene from King Lear and uses classic motifs throughout. It is a wonderfully bizarre and haunting tribute to the endurance of art in the face of an unrecognisable world. The second novel in Cather’s Prairie trilogy, this work follows Thea Kronborg on her journey from talented but relatively obscure pianist in a small Colorado town to massively successful singer in New York City. The story is loosely based on Cather’s friend, the opera singer Olive Fremstad. The book offers a hard look at the complexity of ambition and seems to wonder if a life spent in single-minded pursuit of art (and recognition for it) can ultimately be anything but self-centred. This is probably the least known of the trilogy that also includes O Pioneers! and My Ántonia, but to me it’s the standout. The 13 chapters of this book are told from different perspectives and non-chronologically. They are mostly about the lives of Bennie, an ageing record producer, and Sasha, his kleptomaniac assistant, and are vivid and precise slice-of-life stories. The whole book explores the passage of time and the bonds that bind us to one another, for better or for worse.

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