Passionate about jazz, the narrator dicovers that one of his greatest heroes, a saxophonist by the name of Pork Pie Hat, is still alive and playing at a club he frequents. Granted an interview by the Hat, the narrator gets a night of extraordinary stories from a man dying of alcoholism.
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Peter Straub was born and educated in Wisconsin, and lived in Dublin and London before settling in New York. Author of a string of bestselling novels, he is the recipient of several Bram Stoker awards and the two-times winner of the International Horror Guild award.From AudioFile:
A New York City college student stumbles onto the fact that one of his favorite blues saxophonists still lives. Better yet, he's playing a two-week engagement nearby. When the legend grants a rare interview, the student is unprepared for the horrifying story about to unfold. Peter Marinker effortlessly jumps from struggling student to old, alcoholic, unschooled African-American man in narrating this tale within a tale. The two points of view are so distinct as to sound entirely like two performers. Marinker's tone and pacing are subdued, in keeping with the solemnity of the story, and his lack of pyrotechnics provides an explosive finishing touch to the performance. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Orion, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000423497
Book Description Orion, 1999. hardcover. Book Condition: New. Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 1999 LON: Orion First UK edition, first printing, mint/new unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # STRPORK05