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Author:
Joseph Coulson
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978-0977857661
ISBN:
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Archipelago Books; 1st, First Edition edition (April 1, 2007)
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Table of Contents ALSO BY JOSEPH COULSON Title Page Dedication Acknowledgements Epigraph chapter one chapter two chapter three chapter four chapter five. Read and Save any Text online. Of song and water, .

Table of Contents ALSO BY JOSEPH COULSON Title Page Dedication Acknowledgements Epigraph chapter one chapter two chapter three chapter four chapter five. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27. Table of Contents. Also by joseph coulson.

Of Song and Water: A Nove. has been added to your Cart. Joseph Coulson’s first novel, The Vanishing Moon (2004), was selected for the Barnes & Noble Great New Writers series and won the Book of the Year Award, Gold Medal in Literary Fiction, from ForeWord Magazine

Of Song and Water: A Nove. Joseph Coulson’s first novel, The Vanishing Moon (2004), was selected for the Barnes & Noble Great New Writers series and won the Book of the Year Award, Gold Medal in Literary Fiction, from ForeWord Magazine. Coulson is the author of three volumes of poetry: The Letting Go, A Measured Silence, and Graph. His first play, A Saloon at the Edge of the World (co-authored with William Relling, J., a noir drama showcased by Theater Artists of Marin, won both popular and critical acclaim in the San Francisco Bay area.

She must be wearing high heels, thinks Coleman. He hugs her and whispers in her ear, You better walk like a girl in finishing school. It’s a long way down from those shoes. nds and poses with the new guy who took her to the prom. A quick inspection of the boy, his face in Coleman’s viewfinder, reveals a tight smile, a smartly trimmed goatee, and a rhinestone stud in the auricle of his left ear. His thin arms and narrow shoulders barely support his gown. Alongside Heather, the kid looks like a beanpole, a stick figure wrapped in a bedsheet.

Of Song and Water book. Joseph Coulson's writing makes a reader hear jazz. Of Song and Water tells a tale of the Great Lakes, of singlehanded sailors and jazz musicians, of working-class dreams blighted by family duty, personal betrayals, and the untold violence between fathers and sons. The story moves from the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Erie to the jazz bars of Detroit and Chicago, "Joseph Coulson's writing makes a reader hear jazz.

Of Song and Water: A Novel.

About Of Song and Water. Moving from the Great Lakes to the jazz bars of Detroit and Chicago, Of Song and Water is a tale of singlehanded sailors and jazz musicians, of working-class dreams blighted by family duty, personal betrayals, and the untold violence between fathers and sons.

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Of Song and Water A Novel by Joseph Coulson and Publisher Archipelago. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781935744207, 1935744208. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780981987385, 0981987389. Publisher: Archipelago. Print ISBN: 9780981987385, 0981987389.

Joseph Coulson (born 1957) is a novelist, poet, and playwright. His second novel, Of Song and Water (2007) was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award. His writing is notable for its lyricism and its blending of American history and social criticism. Also an educator, Coulson served as president of the Great Books Foundation from 2014 to 2018. Both novels earned wide distribution in French and German translations, and The Vanishing Moon was later published as a Harvest Book, the perennial literary series from Harcourt. Coulson has also published three books of poetry, The Letting Go (1984), A Measured Silence (1986), and Graph (1990).

"Joseph Coulson's writing makes a reader hear jazz."L.A. TimesOf Song and Water tells a tale of the Great Lakes, of singlehanded sailors and jazz musicians, of working-class dreams blighted by family duty, personal betrayals, and the untold violence between fathers and sons.The story moves from the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Erie to the jazz bars of Detroit and Chicago, from 1920s Rivertown to present-day Humbug Marina, as it follows the life of Coleman Moore, a jazz guitarist who began his career with promise but who now finds himself adrift and in the company of ghosts: his mentor, a black jazz legend trying to live peacefully on the edge of a white town; his grandfather, a Prohibition rumrunner turned ruthless entrepreneur; and his first love, a clear-headed woman who refuses to live in the dark tunnels of the past.In language that evokes the riffs and rhythms of jazz and the sound and movement of the Great Lakes, Joseph Coulson’s second novel is a profound Orphic journey, a story of hidden truths, unfulfilled dreams, and possible redemption.
  • There were wonderful moments of writing magic in this novel. I admired that. I felt much sympathy for the main character and would perhaps have preferred to stay with his story throughout.

    The brutality of some scenes was almost unbearable and the writing evokes the physicality of the characters' worlds in compact and wondrous perfection.

  • This is an amazing novel. The story moves seamlessly across decades with the ease and unpredictability of a jazz guitar solo drawing the reader deeper into the life of the central character. Coulson's mastery of poetry comes through as he carefully creates images for every scene like that of the grandfather skillfully moving his boat across the currents of the Detroit River in the dark. His characters are real and you feel their emotions as they find their way through their past and present. This the work of a craftsman.

  • Music and nearly magical evocations of a Midwest landscape shape Coulson's debut, The Vanishing Moon (2004). In his second novel, he portrays a jazz guitarist with grievously injured hands and a complicated relationship with Lake Huron. A third-generation sailor, Coleman, down-and-out and divorced, struggles with his disability (the price of hubris) and tries to be a good father to his wise teenage daughter. Haunted by his rumrunner grandfather and volatile father, he has inherited his father's boat, the Pequod, a clue to Coulson's subtle riffing on Moby-Dick. Patterns of dark and light shift and morph like shadows on water as Coulson choreographs complicated relationships between Coleman, who is white, and black musicians, including his honorable teacher. Coulson's complexly elegiac tale is, in part, a tribute to his mentor, poet and Great Lakes mariner Stephen Tudor. Love abandoned, violence sustained, guilt, grief, the transcendence of sailing and making music, all play in jazzlike counterpoint. Coulson's rhapsodic novel progresses from harsh equations of black and white to an exaltation of color. --Donna Seaman