1782113371
Instrumental / James Rhodes.
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Author: Rhodes, James, 1975-
Publication year: 2014
Format: Book
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate,
ISBN: 9781782113379 (hbk.) :
Description:
Told through a searingly honest narrative, James Rhodes recalls the physical and sexual abuse he suffered as a child, his ensuing struggle with drugs and alcohol, and the nervous breakdown that led him to spending months in a locked ward. But there is a bright, broad beam of light piercing through the darkness, and it is James' passion for classical music - a passion that enabled him to get through his tumultuous upbringing, to resign from his mind-numbing job, and to become a renowned concert pianist. It is an extraordinary achievement that, after years of self-harming, suicide attempts and lots of therapy, James has got to where he is now thanks to sheer determination, countless hours of piano practice and a chance encounter with a stranger: fragile, scarred, but performing sold-out concerts around the world and establishing himself as a presenter and commentator.
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xx, 275 pages ; 23 cm

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Following the court case regarding the publication of this book I guessed that it would be a very heart felt life story. However, I found that the repeated issue regarding his childhood rape totally took the book down one track that became impossible to have any feeling for. Therefore I found that I speed read the book and finished it within an afternoon.
24/06/15
dolucy
Bedford
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