Utopia Avenue

Utopia Avenue

A Novel

Book - 2020 | First U. S. edition
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"Soho, London, 1967. Folk-rock-psychedelic quartet Utopia Avenue is formed. Guitarist Jasper de Zoet, a shy, half-Dutch public-school musical prodigy, was hearing voices long before he dropped acid. Keyboardist Elf Holloway must defy the prejudices of her bank manager father, her housewife mother, and her age to forge her own career. Bassist Dean Moss cannot, will not, spend his life on the factory floor like everyone else in Gravesend. Band manager Levon Frankland--gay, Jewish, and Canadian--is not unduly burdened by conscience. The drummer is a drummer. Over two years and two albums, Utopia Avenue navigates the dark end of the Sixties: its parties, drugs and egos, political change and personal tragedy; and the trials of life as a working band in London, the provinces, European capitals and, finally, the promised land of America."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]
Edition: First U. S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
Branch Call Number: FICTION MIT
Characteristics: 574 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780812997439
0812997433

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David Mitchell is the kind of author people tend to either love or hate. "Utopia Avenue" is definitely a book for people who love his work, with the members of a British folk-rock group encountering characters (not all of them human) from the expanded Mitchellverse as well as real icons... Read More »


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