Whale Music

Whale Music

Book - 1989
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Des Howell is a former rock 'n' roll star who never leaves his secluded oceanfront mansion. Naked, rich and fabulously deranged, he subsists on a steady diet of whiskey, pharmaceuticals and jelly doughnuts and occasionally works on his masterpiece, "Whale Music." One day, upon awakening from his usual drunken stupor, Des discovers on his sofa a young alien from the faraway universe of Toronto. This girl has made the trek to Des' hideaway because she believes in the "Whale Music" and she's crazy enough to think that Des can make a comeback hit with his mad magnum opus-- From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 1989
ISBN: 9780385252102
0385252102
Branch Call Number: QUAR 41974011138713 $24.95
Characteristics: 213 p

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diesellibrarian Oct 14, 2011

I'm giving this 4 stars for its charm and wit, and because I love rock n roll novels. A solid and enteraining read, even if it seems to fall apart a little toward the very end, as Quarrington speeds to an inevitable, predictable (but still satisfying) dénouement.

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elyxandra thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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