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Power ballads

Author: Will Boast
Publisher: Iowa City, Ia : University of Iowa Press, ©2011.
Series: Iowa short fiction award.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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℗¡Real musicians don’t sign autographs, date models, or fly in private jets. They spend their lives in practice rooms and basement clubs or toiling in the obscurity of coffee-shop gigs, casino jobs, and the European festival circuit. The ten linked stories in Power Ballads are devoted to this unheard virtuoso: the working musician.℗¡From the wings of sold-out arenas to hip-hop studios to polka bars, these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boast, Will.
Power ballads.
Iowa City, Ia : University of Iowa Press, c2011
(DLC) 2011924839
(OCoLC)719427908
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Will Boast
ISBN: 9781609380434 1609380436
OCLC Number: 753725916
Awards: Winner of Iowa Short Fiction Award 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (160 p.)
Contents: Sitting in --
Power ballads --
Heart of hearts *** 1/2 --
Sidemen --
Dead weight --
Mr. Fern, freestyle --
The bridge --
Beginners --
Lost coast --
Coda.
Series Title: Iowa short fiction award.
Responsibility: Will Boast.

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℗¡Real musicians don’t sign autographs, date models, or fly in private jets. They spend their lives in practice rooms and basement clubs or toiling in the obscurity of coffee-shop gigs, casino jobs, and the European festival circuit. The ten linked stories in Power Ballads are devoted to this unheard virtuoso: the working musician.℗¡From the wings of sold-out arenas to hip-hop studios to polka bars, these stories are born out of a nocturnal world where music is often simply work, but also where it can, in rare moments, become a source of grace and transcendence, speaking about the things w.

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