Gustav Sonata Summary
Rose Tremain

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Gustav Sonata Overview

The Gustav Sonata is a historical novel set in Switzerland during the second half of the twentieth century, with particular focus on World War Two, the years immediately after the war, and the 1990s. It follows the story of Gustav Perle, exploring his close but undefined relationship with childhood friend Anton Zwiebel, and the damaging impact that Swiss neutrality during the war had on the relationship between Gustav’s parents. It explores themes of neutrality, emotional repression, and regret.

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