The Gustav Sonata

Author(s): Rose Tremain
Awards:2017-Fiction-Longlist-Women's Prize for Fiction
Original Publish Date: Sep 27, 2016
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Product Number: Z100104198
Released: Sep 27, 2016
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ISBN: #9781681682730
Narrator/s: Derek Perkins
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives alone with Emilie, the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity. He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy his age, talented and mercurial Anton Zweibel, a budding concert pianist. Moving backward to the war years and the painful repercussions of an act of conscience, and forward through the lives and careers of two men, The Gustav Sonata explores the passionate love of childhood friendship as it is lost, transformed, and regained over a lifetime. Moving between the 1930s and the 1990s, this fierce and beautifully orchestrated novel explores the vast human issues of racism and tolerance, flight and refuge, cruelty and tenderness. It is a powerful and deeply moving addition to the beloved oeuvre of one of our greatest contemporary novelists.


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The Gustav Sonata
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Product Number:Z100104198
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Author(s): Rose Tremain
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
Product Number DD25912
Released: Sep 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681682723

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