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The Resource The ensemble : a novel, Aja Gabel

The ensemble : a novel, Aja Gabel

Label
The ensemble : a novel
Title
The ensemble
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Aja Gabel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jana. Brit. Daniel. Henry. They would never have been friends if they hadn't needed each other. They would never have found each other except for the art which drew them together. They would never have become family without their love for the music, for each other. Brit is the second violinist, a beautiful and quiet orphan; on the viola is Henry, a prodigy who's always had it easy; the cellist is Daniel, the oldest and an angry skeptic who sleeps around; and on first violin is Jana, their flinty, resilient leader. Together, they are the Van Ness Quartet. After the group's youthful, rocky start, they experience devastating failure and wild success, heartbreak and marriage, triumph and loss, betrayal and enduring loyalty. They are always tied to each other - by career, by the intensity of their art, by the secrets they carry, by choosing each other over and over again. Following these four unforgettable characters, Aja Gabel's debut novel gives a riveting look into the high-stakes, cutthroat world of musicians, and of lives made in concert. The story of Brit and Henry and Daniel and Jana, The Ensemble is a heart-skipping portrait of ambition, friendship, and the tenderness of youth
Summary
Forging a familial bond over their shared artistic talents and secrets, four young people navigate a cutthroat world and their complex relationships with each other, as ambition, passion and love reinforce and divide them throughout the course of their lives
Theme
Writing style
Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657906
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabel, Aja
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicians
  • Musical groups
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Musical groups
  • Musicians
Target audience
adult
Label
The ensemble : a novel, Aja Gabel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987591508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780735214767
Lccn
2017004103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987591508
Label
The ensemble : a novel, Aja Gabel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987591508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780735214767
Lccn
2017004103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)987591508

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