Coming Through Slaughter (Michael Ondaatje)

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ISBN: 9780679767855
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Published: Vintage - March 19th, 1996

Inspired by a single faded photograph and set in the notorious Storyville district of early 20th century New Orleans, Ondaatje blends history and myth in COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER “to suit the truth of fiction.” The result is a surreal, nightmarish tale that scars the reader as if it were written with battery acid. THE ENGLISH PATIENT it is not!

Utilizing sparse, fragmented prose evoking the music and madness of all-but-forgotten jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden, Michael Ondaatje's second novel is a haunting read unlike anything else he has ever published.

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