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 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
Summary
Growing up in a small town in Switzerland where he is sheltered from the echoes of World War II, only child 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 more than half a century
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524529
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tremain, Rose
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6070.R364
LC item number
G87 2016eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Friendship in children
  • Male friendship
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=41EF838E-DCE8-447C-8CD6-D363DA6CB673
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn957166940
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473520349
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
41EF838E-DCE8-447C-8CD6-D363DA6CB673
System control number
(OCoLC)957166940
Label
The Gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=41EF838E-DCE8-447C-8CD6-D363DA6CB673
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn957166940
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473520349
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
41EF838E-DCE8-447C-8CD6-D363DA6CB673
System control number
(OCoLC)957166940

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