Whale Music. First Edition in dustjacket

By: QUARRINGTON, Paul

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QUARRINGTON, Paul. Whale Music. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, (1989). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (8),1-213,(3). 8vo, blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. Winner of the 1989 Governor General's Award for English-language fiction. "In the 1960s Des and Danny Howell -- the Howl Brothers to theirfans -- became the sensations of the rock world, creators of the sound tha t defined a generation. Until Danny died of speed -- velocity, that is -- and Des went home for good. The doctors say Des is troubled, his brain short-circuited from years of fame and pharmaceuticals. He never dresses or sleeps. He talks only to himself and bona fide hallucinations. He pads about the house, eats jelly-filled doughnuts, and plunges his flabby body into the pool. But Des is creating his masterpiece on the monster keyboard in the Music Room: 'The record execs say that Whale Music isn't commercial. I say it's not my fault if whales don't have any money'. On the day the novel begins, Des Howell discovers he has acquired a houseguest. Then other visitors show up and threaten his seclusion. Inexorably, Desmond Howell is being forced out into the world." - from the dustjacket. Very good in crisp, unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

Title: Whale Music. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: QUARRINGTON, Paul

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Doubleday, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:0385252102:

Seller ID: 11470

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