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Author Hajdu, David, author.

Title Adrianne Geffel : a fiction / David Hajdu.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  HAJDU,DAV    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 207 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A poignant and hilarious oral history of a (fictitious) musical phenomenon. David Hajdu unravels the mystery of a one of-a-kind artist, a pianist with a rare neurological condition that enables her to make music that is nothing less than pure, unmediated emotional expression. Her name is Adrianne Geffel, praised as 'the Geyser of Grand Street' and the 'Queen of Bleak Chic'. Yet despite her renown, she curiously vanished from public life, and her whereabouts remain a mystery to this day. Hajdu pieces together her story through the memories of those who knew her, inspired her, and exploited her--her mother, father, best friend, producer, critics, teachers. Adrianne Geffel is at once a piercing satire, a vividly twisted evocation of New York in the 1970s and '80s, and a strangely moving portrait of a group of characters both utterly familiar and like none we've ever encountered."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Musicians -- Fiction.
Nervous system -- Diseases -- Patients -- Fiction.
Oral history -- Fiction.
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction.
Nineteen eighties -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Satirical literature.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9780393634228 hardcover
0393634221 hardcover
9780393634235 electronic publication

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