"The first and main impulse was to write about music," Eva Hoffman said of Appassionata. Growing up, Hoffman aspired to be a musician, but life, as so often happens, intervened. Taking up the pen instead, her latest novel explores politics and romance from the perspective of a path forsaken—that of a professional pianist. Marianne LeNabat reviews.
Marianne LeNabat is a doctoral fellow in philosophy by day, and adventurer of New York by night, and a class struggle anarchist at heart.