An Equal Music: A Novel (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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A wonderful novel that blends the world of classical music with a passionate and wrenching love story. European sensibilities are beautifully portrayed. — Barbara Morrow


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.

About the Author

Vikram Seth divides his time between India and London.

Praise For…

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

"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

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375709241
ISBN-10: 037570924X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2000
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Vintage International