The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

A Novel

by Rose Tremain

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/01/2017

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What is the difference between friendship and love?

The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Novel Award
Longlisted for the 2017 Women's Prize for Fiction

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...

'This is a perfect novel' Observer

'The Gustav Sonata is beautifully rendered, and magnificent in its scope. It glows with mastery' Ian McEwan

ISBN:
9781784700201
9781784700201
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-01-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x20mm
Weight:
0.22kg
Rose Tremain

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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