"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Concerto to the Memory of an Angel
by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Alison Anderson (Translator)
Publication date: May 31, 2011
The title story is the tale of two friends with very different personalities - one competitive and aggressive, the other kind and disinterested. They are confronted with circumstances that lead to a catharsis in which both men will move beyond their predetermined roles.
In this vivid collection, Schmitt writes about regret and redemption, about the roles of love and memory in our lives, all with a lightness and compassion that is as rare as it is inspiring.
Winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt for the Novella.