Intermission by Owen Martell

Intermission by Owen Martell

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Takes a period from the life of one of America's great artists and fashions it into a fiction of extraordinary imaginative skill and ambition. This book is a conjuring of a pivotal moment in American music and culture, and a representation of the jazz scene in the early 1960s.

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New York, June 1961. "The Bill Evans Trio", featuring twenty-five year old Scott LaFaro on bass, play a series of concerts at the Village Vanguard that will go down in musical history. Shortly afterwards, LaFaro is killed in a car accident, and Evans disappears. "Intermission" tells the story of what happens next. In measured, evocative prose, "Intermission" takes a period from the life of one of America's great artists and fashions it into a fiction of extraordinary imaginative skill and ambition. The novel inhabits the lives of four people in orbit around a tragedy, presenting an intense and moving portrait of the burden of grief, and of a man lost to his family and to himself. It is also a conjuring of a pivotal moment in American music and culture, and a unique representation of the jazz scene in the early 1960s. "Intermission" is a novel of pure control and power, certain to establish Owen Martell as one of the most promising young writers in Britain today.

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SKU GOR004897983
Title Intermission
Author By (author) Owen Martell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0434022047
ISBN 13 9780434022045
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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New York, June 1961. "The Bill Evans Trio", featuring twenty-five year old Scott LaFaro on bass, play a series of concerts at the Village Vanguard that will go down in musical history. Shortly afterwards, LaFaro is killed in a car accident, and Evans disappears. "Intermission" tells the story of what happens next. In measured, evocative prose, "Intermission" takes a period from the life of one of America's great artists and fashions it into a fiction of extraordinary imaginative skill and ambition. The novel inhabits the lives of four people in orbit around a tragedy, presenting an intense and moving portrait of the burden of grief, and of a man lost to his family and to himself. It is also a conjuring of a pivotal moment in American music and culture, and a unique representation of the jazz scene in the early 1960s. "Intermission" is a novel of pure control and power, certain to establish Owen Martell as one of the most promising young writers in Britain today.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004897983
Title Intermission
Author By (author) Owen Martell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2013
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 0434022047
ISBN 13 9780434022045
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No