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Coming Through Slaughter

Ondaatje, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0747599556 / ISBN 13: 9780747599555
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, U.S.A., 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Although the book is like new it does bear an ornate p/o book plate. Inlaid silk ribbon as new, cover protected by mylar sleeve. Slight loss of patterned inside cover. Not remaindered or clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 007138

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Title: Coming Through Slaughter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Toronto. The English Patient won the Booker Prize in 1992 and was made into an Oscar-winning film directed by Anthony Minghella.

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