The celebrated opera singer Lo Svizzero was born in a belfry high in the Swiss Alps where his mother served as the keeper of the loudest and most beautiful bells in the land. Shaped by the bells’ glorious music, as a boy he possessed an extraordinary gift for sound. But when his preternatural hearing was discovered—along with its power to expose the sins of the church—young Moses Froben was cast out of his village with only his ears to guide him in a world fraught with danger. Like the voice of Lo Svizzero, The Bells is a sublime debut novel that rings with passion, courage, and beauty.
“[C]aptures the delicacy of the ties that bind us – to lovers, family, friends and community and how those connections can be our saving grace or our downfall.”
“[An] incredible survival story and love story all in one. My favorite part was the ending, because it was so unpredictable! I have never read a book like this.”
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