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The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians. Michael Holme is a successful violinist, part of the famous Maggiore Quartet. He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the beautiful pianist he loved ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl. Then one day Julia comes back into his life: married now, with a small child and a devastating secret.

The romance flares up once more, as Julia agrees to tour Vienna and Venice with Michael and the Quartet. Against the magical backdrop of concert halls and canals, Michael and Julia confront the truth about themselves, their love, and the music that both unites and divides them. A tour de force of romance and a superb picture of the international music scene, An Equal Music confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world's finest and most enticing writers.

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"A beautifully written novel of music, romance, and the endless search for transcendent passion....A joy to read." The Baltimore Sun

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"Seth depicts, with Canaletto-like skill, the shimmering air and light of Venice at dawn, even as he neatly reproduces the loving tensions of the Maggiore [Quartet]." The Washington Post

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"A gift for any reader and a must-read for music lovers and musicians." The Christian Science Monitor

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Against the magical backdrops of Venice and Vienna, two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that one of them must reveal.

Synopsis:

The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians.  Michael Holme is a violinist, a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet.  He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl.  Now Julia, married and the mother of a small child, unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more.

Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna, the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal.  With poetic, evocative writing and a brilliant portrait of the international music scene, An Equal Music confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world's finest and most enticing writers.

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Vikram Seth divides his time between India and London.

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Marci San Francisco, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Marci San Francisco)
I did not want this book to end. For a novel to be set in three of my favorite cities (London, Vienna, and Venice)and to be written in prose so beautiful it is both poetic and heart wrenching is an enormous gift. Although my classical musical knowledge was insufficient to fully appreciate many of the references, An Equal Music was a magical read. I will search out every other book Vikram Seth has written in hopes of similar joy of reading.
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pygmalionbooks, January 10, 2008 (view all comments by pygmalionbooks)
In this masterful celebration of love, music, relationships and loss a great romance between a violinist and a pianist unfolds in London, Vienna and Venice. Vikram Seth plays his readers as only a great virtuoso can, delivering a nuanced narrative of passion and the life of professional musicians. This sensitively told love story will give pleasure to all attuned to great writing and music.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375709241
Author:
Seth, Vikram
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Pianists
Subject:
Violinists
Subject:
Chamber music groups
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
2526
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.02x5.20x.86 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375709241 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A beautifully written novel of music, romance, and the endless search for transcendent passion....A joy to read."
"Review" by , "Seth depicts, with Canaletto-like skill, the shimmering air and light of Venice at dawn, even as he neatly reproduces the loving tensions of the Maggiore [Quartet]."
"Review" by , "A gift for any reader and a must-read for music lovers and musicians."
"Synopsis" by , Against the magical backdrops of Venice and Vienna, two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that one of them must reveal.
"Synopsis" by , The author of the international bestseller A Suitable Boy returns with a powerful and deeply romantic tale of two gifted musicians.  Michael Holme is a violinist, a member of the successful Maggiore Quartet.  He has long been haunted, though, by memories of the pianist he loved and left ten years earlier, Julia McNicholl.  Now Julia, married and the mother of a small child, unexpectedly reenters his life and the romance flares up once more.

Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna, the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal.  With poetic, evocative writing and a brilliant portrait of the international music scene, An Equal Music confirms Vikram Seth as one of the world's finest and most enticing writers.

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