Author(s): Vikram Seth
A story of obsessive love. Years after parting, Michael is still in love with Julia. After a chance meeting, he persuades Julia to join his quartet on its tour of Vienna, but Julia is now happily married and Michael must accept that she will never give herself to him.
Over 350,000 copies sold in paperback alone 'This book is music ... it's an extraordinary book that finds music in everything, and everything in music' Independent on Sunday 'The finest novel about music ever written in English' Daily Telegraph 'A virtuoso performance, wrapping love, life and music into an absorbing read' Sebastian Shakespeare, Evening Standard 'A hauntingly beautiful story about loss and love, and the power of music to transform human experience' Mail on Sunday
Winner of Good Book Guide Awards: Fiction 2000.
Vikram Seth was born in 1952. He trained as an economist and has lived for several years each in England, California, China and India. He is the author of A Suitable Boy, which was an international number one bestseller.