The Resource The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain

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 is the tutor who tells the young Gustav that he must try to be more like a coconut - that he needs a hard shell to protect the softness inside. This is what his native Switzerland has perfected - a shell to protect its neutrality, to keep its people safe. But his beloved friend, Anton, doesn't want to be safe - a gifted pianist, he longs to make his mark on the world outside. On holiday one summer in Davos, the boys stumble across a remote building. Long ago, it was a TB sanitorium; now it is wrecked and derelict. Here, they play a game of life and death, deciding which of their imaginary patients must burn. It becomes their secret. 'The Gustav Sonata' begins in the 1930s, under the shadow of the Second World War, and follows the boys into maturity, and middle age, where their friendship is tested as never before
Awards note
  • Costa Novel Award, Shortlist 2016.
  • The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction: Shortlist, 2017.
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Label
The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn919104245
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781784740030
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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