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D and mercurial Anton Zweibel a budding concert pianist The novel follows Gustav’s family tracing the roots of his mother’s anti Semitism and its impact on her son and his beloved friend Moving backward to the war years and the painful repercussions of an act of conscience and forwa This is only the third novel by Rose Tremain that I ve read but I m already tempted to add her name to my short list of favorite writers One of the things that I most admire about her as an author is her chameleon like ability to change her colors with every novel she writes She never repeats herself but she always has a great story to tell and she always tells it well I think my favorite of the three I ve read so far is still Trespass a modern Gothic set in a crumbling manor in the French countryside but this one is a close second Like a piano sonata The Gustav Sonata is cleverly composed in three sections with different key shifts and recurring motifs eg cherry trees in flower geraniums a purple lipstick silkworms the name Hans a tambourine The first section is set just after the end of WWII and introduces the major spine of the story a lifelong friendship between two boys named Gustav and Anton that begins on their first day of kindergarten In this section the reader immediately starts noticing some things that seem off What s up with Gustav s widowed mother Emilie Why is she so cold toward Gustav Why doesn t she like his new friend What happened to Gustav s father Erich Was he a war hero Why does Emilie insist on training Gustav to master his emotions and be neutral like Switzerland Just as these uestions start piling up Tremain ends her first movement and begins her next Like a change in musical keys her presentation of the story also shifts here from past to present tense In this second section Tremain leaves the story of young Gustav and Anton and goes back to the lead up to WWII to tell Emilie and Erich s story I usually don t like this sort of chopping up of a story and moving backward and forward in time but Tremain does it very well and never confuses her readers Some major uestions are answered but not all We start to learn why things are the way they are in the first section but some uestions are still left for the last section In the final third the story jumps forward to the 1990 s and shifts key again to the past tense Gustav and Anton are now middle aged and the reader understands the psychology of the characters As the novel builds towards its climax Gustav seems not just neutral but almost zombie like and sexually neutered His mother is dying his hotel business seems to be failing and his lifelong friendship with Anton is disappearing maybe permanently All has grown grim and filled with despair but the storytelling itself never becomes maudlin Tremain seems to know a thing or two about self restraint herself As a result I was positive I d make it to the end without getting even the slightest bit misty eyed And I almost did But then there was that unexpected ending and oh man She totally did me in with those last dozen paragraphs WARNING May induce nightmares in former piano students with PRSD Post Recital Stress Disorder 45 stars Roller Girl its Mama Glow impact on her son and his beloved friend Moving backward to the war years and the painful repercussions of an act of conscience and forwa This Fire in the Sky is only the third novel by Rose Tremain that I ve read but I m already tempted to add her name to my short list of favorite writers One of the things that I most admire about her as an author olga spessivtzeva is her chameleon like ability to change her colors with every novel she writes She never repeats herself but she always has a great story to tell and she always tells ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! 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The Gustav Sonata

Rd through the lives and careers of Gustav and Anton The Gustav Sonata explores the passionate love of childhood friendship as it's lost transformed and regained over a lifetime It's a powerful and deeply moving addition to the beloved oeuvre of one of our greatest contemporary novelist A tale of Friendship and Love that fell short for me as I felt it lacked a sense of time and place and the story was unconvincing for me What is the difference between friendship and Love A stroy of two boys growing up in a a small town in Switzerland just after the World War II Gustav s life is a lonely one until he meets Anton and a life long friendship develops I loved their first part of this novel as the characters and plot were beautifully set and I had high hopes for this book but the second part of the story fell flat for me and I had difficulty believing in some of the actions of the characters and certainly that of the female characters The book was set in Switzerland which drew me to the novel and again I didn t enjoy the sense of time or place and I really wanted from this book than I got So many of my friends have loved this book and I am certainly in the minority on this one I think I was expecting from the novel and it just didnt deliver for meI finished the novel and it ended up being an ok read but certainly not one I will be recommending or putting on my favorites list Off-side it's lost transformed and regained over a lifetime It's a powerful and deeply moving addition to the beloved oeuvre of one of our greatest contemporary novelist A tale of Friendship and Love that fell short for me as I felt Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) it lacked a sense of time and place and the story was unconvincing for me What Enséñame más is the difference between friendship and Love A stroy of two boys growing up Wonder (The Books of Marvella, in a a small town Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in Switzerland just after the World War II Gustav s life The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase is a lonely one until he meets Anton and a life long friendship develops I loved their first part of this novel as the characters and plot were beautifully set and I had high hopes for this book but the second part of the story fell flat for me and I had difficulty believing The Tunnel in some of the actions of the characters and certainly that of the female characters The book was set Secretos del Cosmos in Switzerland which drew me to the novel and again I didn t enjoy the sense of time or place and I really wanted from this book than I got So many of my friends have loved this book and I am certainly The Secret Treasons in the minority on this one I think I was expecting from the novel and مريض الوهم it just didnt deliver for meI finished the novel and The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death it ended up being an ok read but certainly not one I will be recommending or putting on my favorites list

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Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo An only child he lives alone with Emilie the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy his age talente A beautifully written albeit melancholy story about the friendship of two men who first met when they were young boys Gustav and Anton first meet in kindergarten when Anton arrives crying pitifully The teacher asks Gustav to take Anton under his care which he does offering the same advice his mother gives him and that is to master himselfThis is the first book I have read set in Switzerland and when the backstory of Gustav s father is presented during the war Switzerland and its stance on neutrality will eventually turn away many Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany Gustav s father will pay heavily for an act his conscience forces him to commit and will cause his mother to have a lifelong hatred of Jews Gustav and Anton both will spend much of their lives trying for the unattainable Gustav his Mother s love Anton a piano prodigy his full musical potential Yet their friendship will be the saving grace for each of them An amazing book with strong emotion undercurrents though told in an undramatic fashion Characters and a story that is impossible to forget A book that points out the past is never past but we must learn to move forward regardless Happiness is possible hope is ever present ARC from Netgalley ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, in a small town Doctor y campeón in Switzerland where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo An only child he lives alone with Emilie the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity He begins an La corruptrice intense friendship with a Jewish boy his age talente A beautifully written albeit melancholy story about the friendship of two men who first met when they were young boys Gustav and Anton first meet Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves in kindergarten when Anton arrives crying pitifully The teacher asks Gustav to take Anton under his care which he does offering the same advice his mother gives him and that The Purpose-Guided Universe is to master himselfThis The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion is the first book I have read set The Academy in Switzerland and when the backstory of Gustav s father Full Dark, No Stars is presented during the war Switzerland and If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, its stance on neutrality will eventually turn away many Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany Gustav s father will pay heavily for an act his conscience forces him to commit and will cause his mother to have a lifelong hatred of Jews Gustav and Anton both will spend much of their lives trying for the unattainable Gustav his Mother s love Anton a piano prodigy his full musical potential Yet their friendship will be the saving grace for each of them An amazing book with strong emotion undercurrents though told 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in an undramatic fashion Characters and a story that La ética de la crueldad is 3052 impossible to forget A book that points out the past Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories is never past but we must learn to move forward regardless Happiness Mercator is possible hope Pasos perdidos en Granada is ever present ARC from Netgalley


10 thoughts on “The Gustav Sonata

  1. says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel From Beginning to BookendGustav Perle lives with his mother in a small t

  2. says:

    A beautifully written albeit melancholy story about the friendship of two men who first met when they were young boys Gustav and Anton first meet in kindergarten when Anton arrives crying pitifully The teacher asks

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    He thought that if he had been some other boy he would have begun crying or at least whimpering by now but he wasn't he was Gustav Perle He was going to 'master himself' for the sake of his Mutti for the sake of his dead father for the sake of Anton who cried too often for the sake of a few beautiful things in the world

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    The Gustav SonataWhat I most appreciate about The Gustav Sonata is how Rose Tremain tells a story that is at times cruel and morally complex and accomplishes this with surprising clarity and elegant simplicity This is a novel about relationships in all its different forms about the heartbreak of unreuited love about a country caught in a moral dilemma but fundamentally this is a story about two lifelong friends and how against all

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    This is only the third novel by Rose Tremain that I’ve read but I’m already tempted to add her name to my short list of favorite w

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    The predominant theme of this novel is the containment of strong emotion Whenever someone attempts to make his or her feelings known disappointment seems the inevitable conseuence Fitting then that it is set in a small town in Switzerland the home of neutrality However the country’s position of neutrality is severely tested during WW2 when many fleeing Jews cross her borders This novel is all about those moments when a position

  7. says:

    A tale of Friendship and Love that fell short for me as I felt it lacked a sense of time and place and the story was unconvincing for me What

  8. says:

    This one was uite different from what I expected but in a good way The Gustav Sonata is told from three different perspectives Part one where Gustav is a small child and he meets his life long friend Anton But he learns some life lessons during this time that stick with him Being alone surviving at 10 years old Part two g

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    This is a really beautiful and fragile story about Gustav and Anton who become best friends as five year olds It's a story about their friendship but it's also a story about the twists and turns life can take and how your destiny can change when you choose the wrong path I loved how this book takes place in Switzerland and for the most part during the cold autumnal and wintry months It added to the cold and

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    This is not a World War II novel Some of it is set during World War II but that isn't what the book is about I'm saying this because I came across several negative reviews that harped on this fact alone In Part I we are introduced to Gustav as a boy His mother tells him on page two to master himself and throughout the novel we can see the importance placed on decorum non reaction self control When Gustav befri

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