Intermission

Owen Martell

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Cornerstone

Published: 02-01-2014

£9.99

Captivating and hypnotic writing from a prize-winning novelist, whose prose is reminiscent of Marilynne Robinson’s and Paul Harding’s.New York, June 1961.

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Captivating and hypnotic writing from a prize-winning novelist, whose prose is reminiscent of Marilynne Robinson’s and Paul Harding’s.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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Weight 0.139 kg
Dimensions 13 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 192