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The Noise of Time

(2016)
A novel by

 
A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich: Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Man Booker Prize - winning The Sense of an Ending.

In 1936, Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, executed on the spot), Shostakovich reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children - and all who are still alive themselves hang in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for decades to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant exploration of the meaning of art and its place in society.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Noise Of Time (Thorndike Basic)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-4104-9019-X / 978-1-4104-9019-3 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-345-81657-9 / 978-0-345-81657-3 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time: A novel
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-101-94724-1 / 978-1-101-94724-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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January 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
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ISBN: 1-910702-60-9 / 978-1-910702-60-4 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 0-345-81658-7 / 978-0-345-81658-0 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time: A Novel (Vintage International)
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-101-97118-5 / 978-1-101-97118-5 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-78470-332-X / 978-1-78470-332-5 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
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ISBN: 1-78470-333-8 / 978-1-78470-333-2 (UK edition)
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January 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
Author(s): Julian Barnes
ISBN: 1-5100-2505-7 / 978-1-5100-2505-9 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
Author(s): Julian Barnes
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May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time: A novel
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January 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Noise of Time
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