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The Gustav Sonata

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
'A perfect novel about life's imperfection... Tremain is writing at the height of her inimitable powers...' Kate Kellaway, Observer




What 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...

'Heartbreaking, unsentimental and beautifully written, and it reinforces my opinion that there are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain.' John Boyne, The Irish Times

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: 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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February 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-4448-3145-3 / 978-1-4448-3145-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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

January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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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September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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

October 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-4893-6220-7 / 978-1-4893-6220-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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October 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
ISBN: 1-4893-6219-3 / 978-1-4893-6219-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Title: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Gustav Sonata: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gustav Sonata
Author(s): Rose Tremain
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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