nocturne - non-fiction by helen humphreys

nocturne   (2013)

martin humphreys, helen's younger brother, died from pancreatic cancer at the age of forty-five. he was a classical pianist who debuted at the royal festival hall in london at the age of twenty, and later became a piano teacher and senior examiner at the royal conservatory of music in toronto. the two siblings, though often living far apart, were bonded on many levels.

martin humphreys plays chopin prelude no20 from opus 28

nocturne* is a memoir both about and for martin. speaking directly to her brother, helen humphreys lays bare their secrets, their early childhood together, and their intense love for each other. a heartbreaking memoir of grief and an honest self-examination in the face of profound pain, this poetic, candid and intimate book is an offering not only to the memory of martin but to all those who are living through the loss of family and friends.

*in the uk the memoir is called true story.

click here for an audio clip of martin playing chopin prelude #20 from opus 28.

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