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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Publication date October 5, 2009
Pages 208
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780747599555
ISBN-10 0747599556
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $33.65
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the life of cornet player Buddy Bolden, one of the legendary jazz pioneers of turn-of-the-twentieth-century New Orleans, Coming Through Slaughter is an extraordinary recreation of a remarkable musical life and a tragic conclusion. Through a collage of memoirs, interviews, imaginary conversations and monologues, Ondaatje builds a picture of a man who would work by day at a barber shop and by night unleash his talent to wild audiences who had never experienced such playing. But Buddy was also playing the field with two women, and inside his head was a ticking time-bomb which he was unable to stop.

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from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (October 5, 2009)
9780747599555 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $33.65
About: Based on the life of cornet player Buddy Bolden, one of the legendary jazz pioneers of turn-of-the-twentieth-century New Orleans, Coming Through Slaughter is an extraordinary recreation of a remarkable musical life and a tragic conclusion.
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (March 1, 1996)
9780679767855 | details & prices | 156 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Set against the colorful backdrop of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, the life and times of pioneering jazz musician Buddy Bolden is portrayed in a combination of fiction, fact, and poetry.
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (December 1, 1990)
9780140072815 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.95
About: The life of the pioneering New Orleans jazz musician, Buddy Bolden, is portrayed in a combination of fiction, fact, and poetry

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