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The Gustav Sonata

Author: Rose Tremain  

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Now reissued with a stunning new jacket look, The Gustav Sonata is a story of betrayal, the struggle for happiness and the healing power of friendship

An intense lifelong friendship develops but Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav's are entwined until it is almost too late...'The Gustav Sonata is beautifully rendered, and magnificent in its scope.
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Summary

Now reissued with a stunning new jacket look, The Gustav Sonata is a story of betrayal, the struggle for happiness and the healing power of friendship

An intense lifelong friendship develops but Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav's are entwined until it is almost too late...'The Gustav Sonata is beautifully rendered, and magnificent in its scope.

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Description

'This is a perfect novel' Observer

What is the difference between friendship and love?

Gustav grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem a distant echo. But Gustav's father has mysteriously died, and his adored mother Emilie is strangely cold and indifferent to him.

Gustav's life is a lonely one until he meets Anton. An intense lifelong friendship develops but Anton fails to understand how deeply and irrevocably his life and Gustav's are entwined until it is almost too late...

'The Gustav Sonata is beautifully rendered, and magnificent in its scope. It glows with mastery' Ian McEwan, Sunday Times bestselling author of Atonement.

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2016

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2017

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Awards

Short-listed for Costa Novel Award 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for Walter Scott Prize 2017 (UK)
Short-listed for RSL Ondaatje Prize 2017 (UK)
Long-listed for Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 (UK)
Long-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK)

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Critic Reviews

“This is a perfect novel about life's imperfection... Tremain is writing at the height of her inimitable powers... Remarkable and moving novel.”

Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect... Glorious. -- Melissa Katsoulis The Times In The Gustav Sonata, Tremain once again proves herself to be a writer of exceptional talent ... Previous novels like The Road Home have already showcased her staggering sensitivity and capacity for empathy but they're here again, magnificently undiminished. Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion ... and it's ultimately this understanding that has produced another exquisite book -- Matt Cain i Beautifully tender and brilliantly written novel... A tale of the most powerful part of any friendship: love. **** Stylist The Gustav Sonata is a magnificent novel, heartbreaking, unsentimental and beautifully written, and it reinforces my opinion that there are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain. -- John Boyne The Irish Times This is a perfect novel about life's imperfection... Tremain is writing at the height of her inimitable powers... Remarkable and moving novel. -- Kate Kellaway Observer *

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About the Author

Rose Tremain's bestselling novels have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence) and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Sacred Country); Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2013. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

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Product Details

Publisher
Vintage Publishing | Vintage
Published
26th January 2017
Pages
320
ISBN
9781784700201
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