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
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.
"Vikram Seth's accomplishment in bringing not only these characters so fully to life, but the rich ambience of the music as well--so difficult to render in words--is something of a miracle."--Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha Praise for A Suitable Boy: "Surrender to this strange, beguiling world and be swept away on the wings of story. . . . It is difficult to imagine that many contemporary writers could give us a novel that provides so much deep satisfaction."--Washington Post Book World