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Coming through Slaughter

Coming through Slaughter

by Michael Ondaatje

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2004

  $23.95
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.
ISBN:
9780747572626
9780747572626
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2004
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x11mm
Weight:
0.15kg
Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the author of several novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry.

Among his many Canadian and international recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Man Booker Prize, and was adapted into a multi-award winning Oscar movie; and Anil’s Ghost won the Giller Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and the Prix Médicis.

Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto.

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