Coming Through Slaughter

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Homepage_9780747572626

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  • : $29.00(NZD)
  • : 9780747572626
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • : August 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 28.99
  • : April 2005
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  • : Michael Ondaatje
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  • : Paperback
  • : 507
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  • : English
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  • : Modern fiction
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Barcode 9780747572626
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Description

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.

Promotion info

* By the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient * Published for the first time in Bloomsbury Paperbacks, to tie-in with the paperback of The English Patient

Author description

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.