A riveting tale about a Black classical musician whose family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.
A Black classical musician who has discovered his great-grandfather’s fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius! Ray loves playing the violin. Sure, he could get a regular job but music is his love and the violin is his instrument.
And he is good. As he gets more and more successful, someone from his great-grandfather’s past demands the violin be returned to him. Claiming to be the owner. And just before the International Tchaikovsky Competition, the violin disappears.
Ray will do anything to get it back, but will he? I did not know the world of classical music was quite as cutthroat and racist. It was similar to The Queen’s Gambit in that way. I enjoyed the story and didn’t see that end!
NetGalley/ February 1st, 2022 by Anchor Books