Francesca Noumoff Creatively Paints the Fusion of Illusion and Reality

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Captivating book highlights the pains and passions of one woman’s soulful journey

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An article published on August 15, 2012 by ABC News, reveals “The Conversation Project” which talks to modern-day American families about preparing family members for an emotional journey beyond end-of-life directives. This is believed to reduce the stress and anxiety by family members who may have different interpretations of the dying member’s preferences. In line with this, a compelling book titled “THE MUSIC…OH, THE MUSIC” showcases the poignant journey of a woman discarded into a nursing home by her own family who had grown weary of her dwindling fame. Written by author Francesca Noumoff, this selection offers a myriad of eye-opening insights about the struggles of a soul that is torn by the dreams of her youth, the tragedies of her past and the transition into the unknown.

A story in prose and poetry, this beautifully crafted work is seen through the eyes of a Russian woman, a celebrated violinist and a product of great intellectual and artistic tradition of the twentieth century. Elonora is a true survivor of life. Her journey from Russia, to Paris, to a Japanese prison in Cambodia, and all the way to a hollow refuge in Montreal has instilled within her the true meaning of what is important: her music and her world of dreams. After her husband’s tragic death, she is banished into a home for the elderly, a place where illusions have transformed into reality.

Readers will gain a better sense of understanding and sympathy for her experiences, knowing how she bravely took on a series of brutalities but had, amazingly, managed to keep her music and imagination. A literary beacon of inspiration, this astounding book showcases the simple and fragile truths behind the intricacies of the human existence.

This book will be featured at the 2013 Beijing Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 28 – September 2, 2013. (tentative)

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About the Author
Francesca Noumoff previously published works that include I am Yesterday, published in India and a bilingual English-Chinese edition published in China, as well as an abbreviated version of this volume recently in Beyond Borders, an Indian literary journal.

THE MUSIC . . . OH, THE MUSIC * by Francesca Noumoff
Publication Date: August 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 107 pages; 978-1-4797-0606-8
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 107 pages; 978-1-4797-0607-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-0608-2

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