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The age of anxiety : a novel

Author: Pete Townshend
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life and madness in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends. A former rock star disappears on the Cumberland moors. When his wife finds him, she discovers he has become a hermit and a painter of apocalyptic visions. An art dealer has drug-induced visions of demonic faces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Novels
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Townshend, Pete.
Age of anxiety.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019
(DLC) 2019948781
(OCoLC)1124762984
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pete Townshend
ISBN: 9780316398978 0316398977 9780316398992 0316398993
OCLC Number: 1126544014
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Responsibility: Pete Townshend.

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In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life and madness in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends. A former rock star disappears on the Cumberland moors. When his wife finds him, she discovers he has become a hermit and a painter of apocalyptic visions. An art dealer has drug-induced visions of demonic faces swirling in a bedstead and soon his wife disappears, nowhere to be found. A beautiful Irish girl, who has stabbed her father to death is determined to seduce her best friend's husband. A young composer begins to experience aural hallucinations, expressions of the fear and anxiety of the people of London. He constructs a maze in his back garden. Driven by passion and musical ambition, events spiral out of control-good drugs and bad drugs, loves lost and found, families broken apart and reunited. Conceived jointly as an opera, The Age of Anxiety deals with mythic and operatic themes. Hallucinations and soundscapes haunt this novel, which on one level is an extended meditation on manic genius and the dark art of creativity.

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