The Ensemble Summary
Aja Gabel

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The Ensemble Overview

Aja Gabel’s literary fiction novel The Ensemble follows the personal and professional lives of four musicians over nearly two decades. The novel focuses on each quartet member’s internal change as well as shifting interpersonal dynamics to trace their growth from a young, disorganized, but determined group to a mature, loving, and confident ensemble. The Ensemble provides a lyrical and character-driven examination of themes including love, art, parenthood, uncertainty, loneliness, choice, and time. Ultimately, the novel stands as a testament to the paramount importance of friendship and connection.