2017 Reviews, Long Fiction

The Gustav Sonata: A Novel

In a post-WWII village in Switzerland, Gustav builds a deep friendship with the sensitive Anton. ¬†Throughout childhood, Gustav tries to understand his widowed mother Emilie's cold indifference to him, his mythical father, Emilie's resentment of Anton's Jewish family, his own poverty compared to Anton's wealth, and the stark contrast between his and Anton's lives. ¬†Through… Continue reading The Gustav Sonata: A Novel