An Equal Music (1999) by Vikram Seth
A string quartet member has his life turned upside down when he thinks he sees a long-lost love on a London bus.
“Seth depicts, with Canaletto-like skill, the shimmering air and light of Venice at dawn, even as he neatly reproduces the loving tensions of the Maggiore [Quartet].” – The Washington Post
“[Music is] the strongest element of the book. It acted like a glue holding the story and characters together, and my interest till the end. Seth indulges in the works of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and Haydn, offering a unique glimpse into the world of chamber music.” – blogger Mahendra