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In 1886 a shy, middle-aged pia tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of rtheast Burma and there repair a rare pia belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Pia Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of storytelling. ANew York TimesNotable BookA San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
Daniel Mason was born and raised in Northern California. He studied Biology at Harvard, and Medicine at the University of California, in San Francisco. His first novel, The Piano Tuner, published in 2002, was a national bestseller and has since been published in 27 countries. Daniel has also published a short story inHarper s, on the life of the artist Arthur Bispo de Rosario. His most recent novel, A Far Country, was published by Knopf in March, 2007. Currently, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is at work on his third book.