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The Resource The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Label
The Gustav Sonata
Title
The Gustav Sonata
Statement of responsibility
Rose Tremain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Sunday Times Top Ten BestsellerShortlisted for the Costa Novel AwardWinner of the South Bank Sky Arts AwardLonglisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionShortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje PrizeWhat 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...'This is a perfect novel' Observer'The Gustav Sonata is beautifully rendered, and magnificent in its scope. It glows with mastery' Ian McEwan
Summary
Growing up in a small town in Switzerland where he is sheltered from the echoes of World War II, only child Gustav forges an intense relationship with a mercurial Jewish boy, Anton, a talented pianist who introduces him to the harsh realities of racism, tolerance and cruelty during a friendship spanning more than half a century
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Tremain, Rose
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gustav Sonata
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:41ef838e-dce8-447c-8cd6-d363da6cb673
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781473520349
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Gustav Sonata
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:41ef838e-dce8-447c-8cd6-d363da6cb673
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781473520349
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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