An Equal Music

An Equal Music

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Author: Vikram Seth
Publisher: Penguin/Viking
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 380
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670886823


His first novel since he wrote 'A Suitable Boy', Vikram Seth returns with a story both intricate and intimate, rich with music, art, humor and emotion.

On one level, it is a story about love, about the love of a woman lost and found and lost again. A chance sighting on a London bus, a letter which should never have been read, a pianist which a secret that touches the heart of her music: from a multiplicity of details, Vikram Seth once again creates a living, breathing world that enchants and grips the reader.

This is a book about music and about how the love of music can run like a passionate theme through a life. Above all, it is a book to savor and re-read. By turn elegiac and witty, it introduces the reader to another facet of Vikram Seth's unique talent.

Vikram Seth occupies a genre of his own. No two books of his have been alike, and yet each has borne the hallmark of its author: the unmistakable breath of life', as one critic described it.