Title: Coming Through Slaughter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition
Although the book is like new it does bear an ornate book plate of p/o. Inlaid silk ribbon as new, cover protected by mylar sleeve. Slight loss of patterned inside cover. Not remaindered or clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 007138
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: Michael Ondaatje is the author of five novels, a memoir, a non-fiction book on film and several books of poetry. His novel The English Patient won the Booker Prize; another of his novels, Anil's Ghost, won the Irish Times International Fiction Prize and the Prix Medicis. His most recent book, Divisadero, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction 2007. Born in Sri Lanka, he now lives in Toronto.
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