Rites of Rock is the riveting saga of a sensitive musician's initiation into rock and roll and his ultimate struggle to remain true to himself. The novel burns with passion as it explores the most potent musical hybrid―rock in all its variegated forms.
This fast-paced, biographical novel takes us from South Africa through Europe to the U.S., through outrageous rock scenes, romance, and chilling encounters with evil, to new frontiers of musical experience. In the process, it offers an intimate glimpse into the heart of an artist's soul.
A deep breath of fresh air for anyone over eighteen years of age.
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Eric G. Müller was born in Durban, South Africa, in 1956 and studied literature and history at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After a few years working at a variety of jobs ans playing in bands traveling across Europe, he attended Emerson College in Sussex, England, and the Waldorf Institute in Witten-Annen, Germany. Together with his family, he moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he taught for eight years. He lives in upstate New York, where Eric teaches music, drama, and English. He has written short stories, plays, poetry, and articles on music and music education.Review:
"This book feels like it just had to be written and Mueller [did] so gracefully, poignantly a nd with unquestionable sincerity." -- Robert Hunter, performer and lyricist for the Grateful Dead
"This is a beautifully written book. Eric writes like the Laurens van der Post of the subsequ ent generation." -- Sidney Fulop, November, 2004
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Book Description Adonis Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0932776329