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Author Mackey, Nathaniel, 1947- author.

Title Late arcade / Nathaniel Mackey.

Publication Info. New York, NY : New Directions Publishing, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC MACKEY,N    Available
Description 191 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series From a broken bottle traces of perfume still emanate ; v. 5
Mackey, Nathaniel, 1947- From a broken bottle traces of perfume still emanate ; v. 5.
Summary Nathaniel Mackey's Late Arcade opens in Los Angeles. A musician known only as N. writes the first of a series of letters to the enigmatic Angel of Dust. N.'s jazz sextet, Molimo m Atet, has just rehearsed a new tune: the horn players read from The Egyptian Book of the Dead with lips clothespinned shut, while the rest of the band struts and saunters in a cosmic hymn to the sun god Ra. N. ends this breathless session by sending the Angel of Dust a cassette tape of their rehearsal. Over the next nine months, N.'s epistolary narration follows the musical goings-on of the ensemble. N. suffers from what he calls cowrie shell at- tacks oil spills, N.'s memory of his mother s melancholy musical Sundays which all becomes the source of fresh artistic invention. Here is the newest installment of the National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Mackey s From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, the great American jazz novel of exquisite rhythmic lyricism.-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject Musicians -- Fiction.
Bands (Music) -- Fiction.
Jazz -- Fiction.
Nineteen eighties -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Epistolary fiction.
ISBN 9780811226608 (alk. paper)
0811226603 (alk. paper)

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