Coming Through the Slaughter

Coming Through the Slaughter

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This book is based on the life of cornet playing Buddy Bolden, one of the legendary jazz pioneers of the turn-of-the-century New Orleans. Ostensibly a novel, this book is also a documentary recreation of Bolden's life, expressed through a collage of fragmented more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 106 x 156 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747515883
  • 9780747515883
  • 671,194

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"Anybody who cares about good writing ... should get this book and luxuriate in it." -- "Minneapolis Tribune""One of the most innovative and liberating writers of our time." -- Geoff Dyer, "The Observer""A beautifully detailed story, perhaps the finest jazz novel ever written." -- "The Sunday Times"""Coming Through Slaughter" ... is so stuffed full of the dolour and lust that both buoys and blemishes a life, it reads like a story dying to be told." -- "Books in Canada"show more

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4,535 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,695)
3 23% (1,062)
2 6% (266)
1 2% (80)
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