Jackie Kay - Trumpet (2nd Hand Paperback)
Introduction by Ali Smith.
Trumpet is the debut novel from Scottish writer and poet Jackie Kay, published in 1998. It chronicles the life and death of fictional jazz artist Joss Moody through the recollections of his family, friends and those who came in contact with him at his death.
In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion.
The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret, one that enrages his adopted son, Colman, leading him to collude with a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press, his widow Millie flees to a remote Scottish village, where she seeks solace in memories of their marriage.
The reminiscences of those who knew Joss Moody render a moving portrait of a shared life founded on an intricate lie, one that preserved a rare, unconditional love.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 1998 (This Edition 2016 - Picador)
- ISBN : 9781447289494
- SKU : B002668
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Trumpet is a beautiful investigation into the question of how people derive a sense of identity under circumstances which seem to strip the members of the Moody family of all of the certainties they may have once held to be indestructible."
"I don't know how I had never heard of this book before my dear friend recommended it to me a few months back. How could I have missed such a literary masterpiece? I feel like this novel should be counted among the great and groundbreaking novels to date."
"Overall I would highly recommend this book, it is beautiful pageturner with a steady moving plot" - Goodreads Reviews.
'Kay is a writer to respect . . . The qualities of sympathy and tenderness in this novel make it special' - The Guardian.
'A rich, taut and compelling novel by a fine writer.' - Melvyn Bragg, The Guardian.
'A novel whose humanism, humour and vision demolish anyone's urge to think they've got the right to decide about, categorize or dismiss other human beings' - Ali Smith, The New York Times.
Jacqueline Margaret Kay, CBE, FRSE, FRSL, is a Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist, known for her works Other Lovers, Trumpet and Red Dust Road. Kay has won a number of awards, including the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1998 and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award in 2011.