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While trying to find his unknown father, Hunter Page, a blind photojournalist, returns from Vietnam and uncovers the fascinating particulars of his long-dead mother, a legendary blues singer
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Hard-drinking photojournalist Hunter Page becomes obsessed with learning more about the mother he never knew, legendary jazz vocalist Lela Maar, in a desperate attempt to avoid coming to terms with his own experiences in Vietnam. Through Page's researches, and the reminiscences of Lela's reefer-smoking piano man Lester "Fingers" Mink, we catch glimpses of the woman in her various metamorphoses: as Vera Marsh, part-time leafleteer for the American Anarchist Alliance; as Lela Maar; and finally as Ariel, a fragile beauty dying of heroin addiction at a London clinic. Doane seems to be trying to incorporate as many cultural stereotypes and genre styles as possible in one book. The result reads like a bad parody. Not recommended. Edward B. St. John, Loyola Law Sch., Los Angeles
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1990. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0345358996. Seller Inventory # 80889
Book Description Ballantine, New York, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Paperback. 277 pp. First printing thus. The front cover is creased at the lower fore-corner. The binding is tight and square, and the text is clean. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 018815
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0345358996