The Gustav Sonata

The Gustav Sonata

Book - 2016
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Growing up sheltered from the echoes of World War II, 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 half a century.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780393246698
0393246698
Branch Call Number: FIC TREMAIN, ROSE
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 25 cm

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empbee
Jun 21, 2017

Simple but engaging style; interesting story. A rare, for me at least, view of a small town in wartime Switzerland. I found the natural presentation of not unusual but still interesting characters fascinating.

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marynz
Mar 20, 2017

A very beautiful book that has stayed with me months later.

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santiano9
Dec 22, 2016

Had to check the inside flap to make sure I was not reading a young adult's book. Thin plot and characters. Too simplistic. Did not finish and would not recommend.

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uncommonreader
Dec 19, 2016

Like a sonata, this novel about the complexities of friendship moves backward and forward in time. Subtle. Tremain writes with a soft sensibility.

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laphampeak
Nov 05, 2016

The story line of Gustav and his friend Anton spans time. We experience how relationships are effected by Hitler's Germany on those who took refuge in Switzerland and the police officer that protected them. The author takes us into the families of the main characters and the relationships that interconnect one another - most of all Gustav and Anton and their struggles with identity.

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