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ISBN: 0747599556 / ISBN-13: 9780747599555

Coming Through Slaughter

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Coming Through Slaughter (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) – Hardcover (2009)
    by Michael Ondaatje

    Coming Through Slaughter

    Hardcover, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    2009
    Special edition. Special edition.
    208 pages

    ISBN: 0747599556
    ISBN-13: 9780747599555

    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 ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Caroline D

Excellent but not for the light hearted

by Caroline D on Oct 18, 2012

Interested in the history of New Orleans and a reader of Michael Ondaatje's books, we read Coming Through Slaughter. Although a fictionalized account of a turn of the century jazz musician, facts are known and presented. The prose? In a word, poetic. The writing is beautiful and compelling while telling the story of a tortured young man living in the Storyville section of New Orleans - a small geographic area devoted to jazz and red lights (not Treme).

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