London: Penguin Books, 1996. Some edgewear and creasing at the corners and down the edge of the spine from being read. Alto saxophonist Hasek dreams of ecaping from Czecholslovakia to duet with Norwegian tenor player Ankers. Gabriela, a pianist and composer, turns tricks to survive in Ceausescu's Bucharest. A Brighton surgeon performs transplants with suspiciously obtined organs, while Ian, a budding Buddy Rich, risks losing his job to expose him. In the powder keg of the Balkans, ethnic battls rage as viscera are turned into hard cash, and remote Albania is setting for the ultimate uprising of the dispossessed. Europe in 1989 is a world of collective dreams, intoxicating jazz and magical jaunts into the landscapes of Belgian surrealist Paul Delvaux. Hasek, Gabriela, Ankers and Ian all share the same dreams of freedom, but will they ever get it together to play the same tune?. ISBN: 0140243879. First. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Fiction. Fiction. Catalogs: Fiction.
Bookseller: Riley Books