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Coming Through Slaughter

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Publisher Comments:

At the turn of the century, the Storyville district of New Orleans had some 2,000 prostitutes, 70 professional gamblers, and 30 piano players. It had only one man who played the cornet like Buddy Bolden. By day he cut hair and purveyed gossip at N. Joseph's Shaving Parlor. At night he played jazz as though unleashing wild animals in a crowded room. At the age of thirty-one, Buddy Bolden went mad. From these sparse facts Michael Ondaatje has created a haunting, lushly atmospheric novel about one of jazz's legendary pioneers and martyrs. Obsessed with death, addicted to whiskey, and self-destructively in love with two women, Buddy Bolden embodies all the dire claims that music places on its acolytes. And as told in Coming Through Slaughter, his story is as beautiful and chilling as a New Orleans funeral procession, where even the mourners dance.

Review:

"Anybody who cares about good writing... should get this book and luxuriate in it." Minneapolis Tribune

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"One of the most innovative and liberating writers of our time." Geoff Dyer, The Observer

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"A beautifully detailed story, perhaps the finest jazz novel ever written." The Sunday Times

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"Coming Through Slaughter,/i>... is so stuffed full of the dolour and lust that both buoys and blemishes a life, it reads like a story dying to be told." Books in Canada

About the Author

Michael Ondaatje is the author of three previous novels, a memoir and eleven books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize. Born in Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada in 1962 and now lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679767855
Author:
Ondaatje, Michael
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Bolden, Buddy
Subject:
New Orleans (La.) Fiction.
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;jazz;new orleans;music;novel;canadian;canada;literature;historical fiction;20th century;biography;canadian literature;buddy bolden;historical;blues;america
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
Bd. 1
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.00x5.18x.43 in. .37 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Anybody who cares about good writing... should get this book and luxuriate in it."
"Review" by , "One of the most innovative and liberating writers of our time."
"Review" by , "A beautifully detailed story, perhaps the finest jazz novel ever written."
"Review" by , "Coming Through Slaughter,/i>... is so stuffed full of the dolour and lust that both buoys and blemishes a life, it reads like a story dying to be told."
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