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Trumpet

Picador Classic

When the love of your life dies, the problem is not that some part of you dies too, which it does, but that some part of you is still alive.

The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret unknown to all but his wife Millie. The discovery is most devastating for their adopted son, Colman, whose bewildered fury brings the press to the doorstep and sends his grieving mother to the sanctuary of a remote Scottish village.

Winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize, Trumpet is a starkly beautiful modern classic about the lengths to which people will go for love. It is a moving story of a shared life founded on an intricate lie, of loving deception and lasting devotion, and of the intimate workings of the human heart.

'The voices in this tender, compassionate work were still singing in my head a couple of weeks after I'd finished it' Observer

'Jackie Kay makes the unbelievable gloriously real. Trumpet is a love story and a lament, beautifully told' Time Out

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Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is the third modern Makar, the Scottish poet laureate. A poet, novelist and writer of short stories, she has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her first novel Trumpet won the Authors' Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. She is also the author of three collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking, Wish I Was Here, and Reality, Reality; two poetry collections, Fiere and Bantam; and her memoir, Red Dust Road. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University, and divides her time between Glasgow and Manchester, where she is currently Chancellor of the University of Salford.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 288
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 25.02.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4472-8949-4
Reihe Picador Classics
Verlag Pan Macmillan
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/2,5 cm
Gewicht 271 g
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