RThe Grateful Dead's unique partnership with Dead Heads generated not only devotion but artistic inspiration--and "Tiger In A Trance" is the finest literary sample of that creativity. It is a brilliant novel of life in the world of one subgroup of Dead Heads.S--Dennis McNally, author of "A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead ...
RThe Grateful Dead's unique partnership with Dead Heads generated not only devotion but artistic inspiration--and "Tiger In A Trance" is the finest literary sample of that creativity. It is a brilliant novel of life in the world of one subgroup of Dead Heads.S--Dennis McNally, author of "A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead."
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Publishers Weekly, 2003-07-21 Ludington revisits the magical, musical mystery tour that was the Grateful Dead in this rock novel-cum-coming-of-age story about a young man who joins the legion of fans that followed the band cross-country. Prep school dropout Jason Burke is the first-person narrator, dealing drugs, selling T-shirts and worshipping the guitar solos of Jerry Garcia on the group's 1985 tour. In a swirl of partying and sex, Jason pairs up first with Jane, the alluring girlfriend of a fellow dealer, then becomes more seriously involved with 17-year-old Melanie, a precocious, one-armed groupie. The novel turns darker when Jason learns that another brief rendezvous with a Dead fan has produced a child, and then darker still when he falls into the abyss of heroin addiction. The rock material is solid and colorful-Ludington affectionately but unsentimentally captures the Dead scene-and the portrayal of Jason's addiction is haunting, especially when he abandons an old family friend who is dying and wanders into a seedy part of the Bay area in search of a score. Jason, despite his aimlessness, is a serious, thoughtful character. His family history-his journalist father was killed in Syria when he was a boy-gives the novel extra depth, taking it beyond the tropes of the road novel. This is a searching, accomplished debut. Agent, Peter Steinberg. (Aug. 19) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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