Booker Prize winning writer Julian Barnes has released a new novel The Noise of Time which is receiving high praise from reviewers and readers.
The Noise of Time is a fictional biography of the life of Dmitri Shostakovich and tackles the forces of art and power which were set against each other during the turbulent life of the composer.
“They always came for you in the middle of the night. And so, rather than be dragged from the apartment in his pyjamas, or forced to dress in front of some contemptuously impassive NKVD man, he would go to bed fully clothed, lying on top of the blankets, a small case already packed on the floor beside him.” The Noise of Time, Julian Barnes.
Published on January 28, 2016 Jonathan Cape.