COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER by Ondaatje, Michael < >


Edition: First US printing

New York: Norton, c1976 (1977). Tan cloth and brown boards, dark blue endpapers, mid-blue top page edges. (159) pp. Spine ends slightly pushed, else fine, topstain bright. Beige dust jacket has some faint soiling, paperclip impression at top of front panel, creases at foot of spine, corner clip to lower front flap, as often, but with the usual 6.95 printed price at top of flap, else fine. A nice copy of the author's first novel, it "brings to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era; it is 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, the king ot that time and place." - jacket. First published Toronto: Anansi, 1976, it was a co-winner of the Books in Canada First Novel Award. The hardcover issue of the Toronto edition is scarce. The US edition was published 25 April, 1977, and is not particularly common. 0393087654

Book ID: 42256
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