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The Gustav Sonata

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
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.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-78474-003-9 / 978-1-78474-003-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-393-24669-8 / 978-0-393-24669-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 0-393-35484-9 / 978-0-393-35484-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-78470-020-7 / 978-1-78470-020-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-78474-004-7 / 978-1-78474-004-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-68168-272-9 / 978-1-68168-272-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   

May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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