The Emperor Waltz

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Fourth Estate, 2014 - Expression (Philosophy) - 615 pages
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A novel with three narrative strands: 4th century Rome, Weimar Germany, and late 20th century 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 and its triumph.

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This is a portmanteau book, in which parallel and contrasting narratives are designed to fit together to produce a wider story of change, rebellion and revolution - from the start of Christianity to ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Philip Hensher is a columnist for the Independent, arts critic for the Spectator and a Granta Best of Young British novelist. He has written eight novels, including 'The Mulberry Empire' and the Booker-shortlisted 'The Northern Clemency', and one collection of short stories. He lives in South London.

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