The Emperor Waltz, Paperback / softback Book


The most ambitious and daring novel novel yet from Booker Prize-shortlisted Philip Hensher. `A novel that's almost fizzy to the touch ... A performance of extraordinary flair and majesty from a writer who seems capable of anything' Guardian`The Emperor Waltz' is a single novel with three narrative strands: fourth-century Rome, 1920s Germany, and 1980s London.

In each place, a small coterie is closely connected and separated from the larger world.

In each story, the larger world regards the small coterie and its passionately-held beliefs and secrets with suspicion and hostility. It is the story of eccentricity, its struggle, its triumph, its influence - but also its defeat.


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