Everything you need to understand or teach Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty.
Grace Notes takes a poignant look at the life of a female composer whose life has begun to unravel. Short listed for the Booker prize, Grace Notes offers a look at the state of a depressed female mind in a male dominated profession. The novel is a moving exploration of music in the mind of an artist for whom music is her only salvation.
Catherine McKenna is a composer whose life seems to be unraveling. She is battling postpartum depression when she learns that her father has died of a heart attack. Now she must return to Ireland to comfort her mother and renegotiate the terms of their relationship. Since Catherine has been estranged from her parents for well over two years, she has not told them that she has a child. Her father dies never knowing he has a granddaughter, which adds further guilt to Catherine's already troubled mental... View more of the Grace Notes Summary
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