NPCC – Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje


Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje (New Press Canadian Classics) front coverComing Through Slaughter

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Praise for Michael Ondaatje’s writing:

“A spectacular breakthrough…for the crazy swinging world of Buddy Bolden, it’s perfect.” Peter C. Newman, The Globe and Mail

“Lyrical, sensuous, stunning…” Publishers Weekly

“One of the best, most imaginative books I have read in ages, Ondaatje is an innovative and brilliant writer.” Library Journal

Coming Through Slaughter is…the best jazz novel ever written.” The Musician

“Buddy Bolden began to get famous right after 1900 come in. he was the first to play the hard jazz and blues for dancing. Later on Armstrong, Bunk, Johnson, Freddie Keppard – they all knew he began the good jazz.”


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