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The Melody tells the story of widower Alfred Busi, famed in his town for his music and songs, now in his sixties, quietly living out his days alone in the large villa he has always called home. Then, one night, Busi is attacked by a creature he disturbs as it raids the contents of his larder. Busi is convinced that the thing that attacked him was no animal, but a child, ‘innocent and wild’, and his assertion fuels old rumours – of an ancient race of people living in the bosk surrounding the town – and new controversy: the town’s paupers, the feral wastrels at its edges must be dealt with. Once and for all.