A debut YA verse novel about the colliding paths of a talented violinist and an aspiring street artist during a pandemic. Set in one of the most locked-down cities in the world – Melbourne, 2020.
This song has a grace note,
a tiny note that’s there for embellishment but
can easily be ignored,
Tonight, I add it in –
We can all do with an extra note
Grace Dalfinch is a talented violinist who longs to play contemporary music in bars, but her mum forbids her. James Crux is an aspiring street artist who promised his dad he wouldn’t paint in public until he’s finished school.
When Crux witnesses Grace’s impromptu performance on a deserted tram, he’s inspired to paint her and her violin; and when Grace stumbles across her portrait in a Melbourne alley by an anonymous street artist, she sets out to find its creator.
For fans of Cath Crowley and Pip Harry.