Coming Through Slaughter ---by Michael Ondaatje / House of Anansi ( Hardcover Edition )

By: Ondaatje, Michael

Price: $23.69

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Book Condition: Good (see description)

------------hardcover, a Good only re-bound ex library copy in a Good only dustjacket with the ever sunned spine, usual library stamps and marks in the book, scarce, library sticker on the spine of the jacket, ---"Bringing to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era, this book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king of that time and place. In this fictionalized meditation, Bolden, an unrecorded father of Jazz, remains throughout a tantalizingly ungraspable phantom, the central mysteries of his life, his art, and his madness remaining felt but never quite pinned down. Ondaatje's prose is at times startlingly lyrical, and as he chases Bolden through documents and scenes, the novel partakes of the very best sort of modern detective novel--one where the enigma is never resolved, but allowed to manifest in its fullness. Though more 'experimental' in form than either The English Patient or In the Skin of a Lion, it is a fitting addition to the renowned Ondaatje oeuvre"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Coming Through Slaughter ---by Michael Ondaatje / House of Anansi ( Hardcover Edition )

Author Name: Ondaatje, Michael

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian Literature Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: House of Anansi, 1976, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1976

ISBN Number: 0887840523

ISBN Number 13: 9780887840524

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good (see description)

Jacket Condition: Good (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155642

Keywords: Ondaatje, Michael