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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 624 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 07/05/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007459599