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From a broken bottle traces of perfume still emanate. Volumes 1-3

Author: Nathaniel Mackey
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2010.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1167
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"[Book title] is a lifelong epistolary novel that unfolds through N.'s intimate letters to the mysterious Angel of Dust. Unexpected, profound happenings occur as N. delves into music and art and the goings-on of his transmorphic Los Angeles-based jazz ensemble, in which he is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. The story opens in July 1978 with a dream of a haunting Archie Shepp solo, and closes in September 1982  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Musical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Mackey
ISBN: 9780811218443 0811218449
OCLC Number: 460934867
Notes: "New Directions paperbook original NDP1167"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: ix, 549 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Bedouin hornbook --
Djbot Baghostus's run --
Atet A.D.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1167
Responsibility: Nathaniel Mackey.

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"[Book title] is a lifelong epistolary novel that unfolds through N.'s intimate letters to the mysterious Angel of Dust. Unexpected, profound happenings occur as N. delves into music and art and the goings-on of his transmorphic Los Angeles-based jazz ensemble, in which he is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. The story opens in July 1978 with a dream of a haunting Archie Shepp solo, and closes in September 1982 on a glass-bottomed boat borne aloft by the music."--Back cover.

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