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Rock Star's Rainbow

Kevin Glavin

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ISBN 10: 0982546629 / ISBN 13: 9780982546628
Published by Kevin Glavin Publishing, 2009
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Title: Rock Star's Rainbow

Publisher: Kevin Glavin Publishing

Publication Date: 2009

Book Condition:Very Good

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In August 2009, a renowned entertainment reporter was thrown out of a plane over Los Angeles. At the time of his unfortunate death, he was completing a manuscript detailing the strange personal life of one of the most secretive celebrities of our time--Rook. Luckily, this work in progress was rescued, although the details remain obscure. Now, assembled here is the sought after exposé of the infamous rock star, searching for his lost innocence. The quixotic adventure journeys from LA, to Amsterdam, to India, and back. Along the way, Rook struggles with celebrity excess, re-ignites with his old flame, gets mixed up with the mafia, and must rescue the daughter he never knew he had. From the heights of hedonism to the depths of despair, this topical parody explores the beast of fame.

Instead of a straightforward narrative, Glavin further investigates the "mythical method," as advocated by T.S. Eliot and James Joyce, incorporating allusions to the Bible, the Gita, the Beatles, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Dürer, Kierkegaard, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Petronius, Tennyson, Camus, Boudicca, Heisenberg, and many other literary, historical, scientific, artistic, and musical references, weaving a complex symbolic network of timeless impact.

About the Author:

Kevin Glavin's ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle; his surname can be traced back to the Gaelic Gláimhin, meaning "satirist." When Kevin found out the nature of his origins, he decided to make his ancestors proud by taking up the family craft. But it was a dark and stormy road. After receiving his BA in English and MAT in English Education from the University of Iowa, he sashayed like his forefathers--westward. Kevin has taught for some thirteen years, mostly in Claremont, California. In 2008, Kevin got married; he and his beloved wife Brenda have settled just a little farther west--in Orange County--with their dog Ciao, a chow chow, golden retriever mix adopted after a trip to Italy. In 2009, Kevin formed his own publishing company to learn the entire art of bringing a work to market, in print and digitally, and to maintain creative freedom. In late December of 2009, his celebrity satire, Rock Star's Rainbow, was finally published. Many other fun and exciting projects are currently in the works.

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