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The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain

Label
The Gustav sonata
Title
The Gustav sonata
Statement of responsibility
Rose Tremain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'It was a game of love and death. Neither of us will ever speak about it. It's locked inside us.' Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant. He adores his mother but she treats him with bitter severity, disapproving especially of his intense friendship with Anton, the Jewish boy at school. A gifted pianist, Anton is tortured by stage fright; only in secret games with Gustav does his imagination thrive. But Gustav is taught that he must develop a hard shell, 'like a coconut', to protect the softness inside - just like the hard shell perfected by his country, to protect its neutrality. But despite this hard shell, nothing in Gustav's life can be called neutral. Older, and increasingly curious about his absent father, Gustav discovers the traces of an erotic love affair - traces which still glow white-hot even now. Fierce, astringent, profoundly tender - and spanning the twentieth century - Rose Tremain's beautifully orchestrated novel explores the big themes of betrayal and the struggle for happiness, and above all, the passionate love of a childhood friendship as it is tested over a lifetime
Awards note
Costa Novel Award, Shortlist 2016
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tremain, Rose
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Friendship in children
  • Male friendship
  • Friendship
Label
The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One -- Mutti -- Anton -- Nusstorte -- Linden Tree -- Ice -- Coconut -- Views of Davos -- Ludwig -- Solo -- Pharma -- Magic Mountain -- Part Two -- Schwingfest -- Fribourgstrasse -- Tea Dance -- Liebermann -- Theft -- Pearl -- Folly -- Two Sundays -- Heartbeat -- Beginning and End -- Part Three -- Hotel Perle -- Anton -- Pastime -- The Zimmerli Moment -- Frau Erdman -- Hans Hirsch -- Three Movements -- Never Knowing for Sure -- Absence -- Interlude -- Father and Son -- Two Women -- The Wrong Place -- Allegro Vivace
Control code
ocn919104245
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781784740030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016387870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919104245
Label
The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One -- Mutti -- Anton -- Nusstorte -- Linden Tree -- Ice -- Coconut -- Views of Davos -- Ludwig -- Solo -- Pharma -- Magic Mountain -- Part Two -- Schwingfest -- Fribourgstrasse -- Tea Dance -- Liebermann -- Theft -- Pearl -- Folly -- Two Sundays -- Heartbeat -- Beginning and End -- Part Three -- Hotel Perle -- Anton -- Pastime -- The Zimmerli Moment -- Frau Erdman -- Hans Hirsch -- Three Movements -- Never Knowing for Sure -- Absence -- Interlude -- Father and Son -- Two Women -- The Wrong Place -- Allegro Vivace
Control code
ocn919104245
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781784740030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016387870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919104245

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