In 1962, within the Soviet Union, eight-year-old Katya is bequeathed what is going to develop into the affection of her lifestyles: a Blüthner piano, equipped on the flip of the century in Germany, on which she discovers every little thing that she herself can do with tune and what song, in flip, does for her. but after marrying, she emigrates along with her younger relatives from Russia to the USA, at her husband's frantic insistence, and her piano is misplaced within the shuffle.
In 2012, in Bakersfield, California, twenty-six-year-old Clara Lundy loses one other boyfriend and back has to discover a brand new condominium, that's advanced via the present her father had given her for her 12th birthday, presently ahead of he and her mom died in a fireplace that burned their condo down: a Blüthner upright she hasn't ever realized to play. Ophaned, she was once raised via her aunt and uncle, who in his car-repair store informed her to turn into a primary mechanic, a lot to the shock of her next clients. yet this paintings, her actual mainstay in a scattered existence, is wear carry while her hand will get damaged whereas the piano's being moved--and in surprising frustration she chooses to promote it. And what turns into an important is who the main get together seems to be.
The mysterious--and tragic--connections among Katya, Clara, and this Blüthner resolve progressively but thrillingly in Chris Cander's attractive portrait of recent womanhood and strong ode to music's skill to maintain us or, in its absence, break us. a unique approximately charm, obsession, artistic ardour, love, and loss, The Weight of a Piano is a stunning exploration of the way the human center can either holiday and be restored.
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