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Section 1: p. 3-16

• Section 1: p. 3-16

• The Loser is a novel about three young men who become friends when studying piano.

• Most of the action of the novel takes place at an inn and the rest are flashbacks set mostly in Salzburg, Austria.

• Glenn Gould is the genius piano virtuoso of the three friends, while the narrator and Wertheimer shadow his talent.
• The narrator feels that Glenn's expertise ruins his and Wertheimer's dreams of becoming piano virtuosos.

• The story is about a tormented piano player who aspires and fails in becoming the best pianist.

• Glenn dies at age 51 of natural causes and Wertheimer is distraught by this.

• The three friends lived in a town called Leopoldskron when they studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
• Glenn leaves and goes to Canada and returns to Salzburg to play "Goldberg Variations" at the Salzburg Festival.

• The narrator fears he will never...

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