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Cellist of Sarajevo, The (Steven Galloway)

This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF mini-discussion guide (37 pages) for Steven Galloway's novel The Cellist of Sarajevo includes:

• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Themes, writing style & structure, and symbols
• Book club discussion questions

Discussion guide does not include the novel itself. This product is a PDF file — if you do not receive an email receipt with download link within a few minutes of completing your order, check your spam folder, then contact orders@bookclubinabox.com.

About the novel: In a city under siege, four people whose lives have been upended are ultimately reminded of what it is to be human. From his window, a musician sees 22 of his friends and neighbors waiting in a breadline. Then, in a flash, they are killed by a mortar attack. In an act of defiance, the man picks up his cello and decides to play at the site of the shelling for 22 days, honoring their memory. Elsewhere, a young man leaves home to collect drinking water for his family and, in the face of danger, must weigh the value of generosity against selfish survivalism. A third man, older, sets off in search of bread and distraction and instead runs into a long-ago friend who reminds him of the city he thought he had lost, and the man he once was. As both men are drawn into the orbit of cello music, a fourth character — a young woman, a sniper — holds the fate of the cellist in her hands. As she protects him with her life, her own army prepares to challenge the kind of person she has become.

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