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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Shine

by Jan Sardi

Shine is a triumphant story, rich in accessible but not overdone emotions. In many ways, it’s a throwback to the best kinds of Hollywood movies, able to move a mass audience without insulting it, which is why it created so much excitement in the first place.” –Los Angeles Times

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Publication Date December 16, 1996
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3508-7
  • Dimensions 5.13" x 7.75"
  • US List Price $12.00

About The Book

Shine is the true story of David Helfgott, a brilliant pianist whose musical gift is nearly compromised by the emotional strain of his personal life. A child prodigy whose interpretive genius promised a brilliant career as a concert pianist, David grew up under the tyrannical parenting of his father. Their turbulent relationship almost destroys David’s promise and threatens his fragile mental balance.

When an unlikely romance with a remarkable woman brings stability to David’s chaotic world, he returns to concert performance in triumph. Freed from the difficult legacy of his father’s influence, his musical talent prevails.

Praise

Shine is a triumphant story, rich in accessible but not overdone emotions. In many ways, it’s a throwback to the best kinds of Hollywood movies, able to move a mass audience without insulting it, which is why it created so much excitement in the first place.”—Los Angeles Times

Astonishing! Hilarious and life-and-love affirming!. . . Shine is a work of art.”—The Boston Phoenix

“This is what great filmmaking is all about. Shine is that rarity, an eloquent heartrending, feel-good biopic eons removed from standard Hollywood fare. Thought provoking and indelibly poignant, it emerges a passionate, spiritually moving experience. Above all, it’s awesome entertainment. It overflows with music, warmth and humor. . . . This film is a treasure.”—Films in Review