Coming Through Slaughter
1984 Softcover printing of “Coming Through Slaughter” by Michael Odaatje. In very good used condition. No lines or notes within text. Wear consistent with age.
This book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king of that time and place.
In this fictionalized meditation, Bolden, an unrecorded father of Jazz, remains throughout a tantalizingly ungraspable phantom, the central mysteries of his life, his art, and his madness remaining felt but never quite pinned down.