An Equal Music

An Equal Music

Book - 1999
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A second-time-around romance between Michael, a violinist and Julia, a pianist. He runs into her on a London bus and learns she is married to a banker and has a son. They resume their love, but drama lies ahead as Julia is going deaf. By the author of A Suitable Boy
Publisher: Toronto, ON : McArthur, 1999
ISBN: 9781552780473
Characteristics: 380 p. ; 25 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

Precipitated by a chance encounter with the former love of his life, Michael, second violinist in a London string quartet, finds his life thrown into crisis. As he fights against the impossibility of a renewed relationship with this pianist he once abandoned, his professional and personal relationships, and even his music come into question.

Jul 27, 2010

This is a very well-written and heartfelt novel. I can't deny the artistry and the peaceful, deliberate tone and pace. I have to say, though, that I didn't really like the protagonist and narrator. He's overly sensitive to his own feelings and not sensitive enough to those of the people close to him. Perhaps that's part of being a musician. The segments dealing with the string quartet of which the narrator is a part were more engaging for me than the other part of the plot, which focused on the hero's re-kindled love affair with a long-lost girlfriend.

Oct 22, 2009

Not appropriate for "light" reading. A sound knowledge of music and it's history would be helpful in order to enjoy it more.

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