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The big music

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As new hardback signed by the author.

'The hills only come back the same: I don't mind . . .' begins Kirsty Gunn's The Big Music, a novel that takes us to a new understanding of how fiction can affect us.Presented as a collection of found papers, appendices and notes, The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or play out into the world - and as the book moves inevitably through its themes of death and birth, change and stasis, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge and connect with those around him. In this work of fiction, Kirsty Gunn has created something as real as music or as a dream. Not so much a novel as a place the reader comes to inhabit and to know, The Big Music is a literary work of undeniable originality and power.

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Added value:
signed by the author
Author(s):
Gunn, Kirsty
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
16 x 24 nx 4.3 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571282334
ISBN-13:
9780571282333
Number of pages:
472
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Title:
The big music

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As new hardback signed by the author.

'The hills only come back the same: I don't mind . . .' begins Kirsty Gunn's The Big Music, a novel that takes us to a new understanding of how fiction can affect us.Presented as a collection of found papers, appendices and notes, The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or play out into the world - and as the book moves inevitably through its themes of death and birth, change and stasis, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge and connect with those around him. In this work of fiction, Kirsty Gunn has created something as real as music or as a dream. Not so much a novel as a place the reader comes to inhabit and to know, The Big Music is a literary work of undeniable originality and power.

Added value:
signed by the author
Author(s):
Gunn, Kirsty
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
16 x 24 nx 4.3 cm
Edition:
2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571282334
ISBN-13:
9780571282333
Number of pages:
472
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Title:
The big music

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