Coming Through Slaughter

Coming Through Slaughter

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 08/12/2022
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Synopsis

Discover Michael Ondaatje's debut novel, 'a beautifully detailed story, perhaps the finest jazz novel ever written' Sunday Times

Based on the life of cornet player Buddy Bolden, one of the legendary jazz pioneers of turn-of-the-twentieth-century New Orleans, Coming Through Slaughter is an extraordinary recreation of a remarkable musical life and a tragic conclusion. Through a collage of memoirs, interviews, imaginary conversations and monologues, Ondaatje builds a picture of a man who would work by day at a barber shop and by night unleash his talent to wild audiences who had never experienced such playing. But Buddy was also playing the field with two women, and inside his head was a ticking time-bomb which he was unable to stop.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784877828
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 120g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 16 mm

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