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Inhaltsangabe: "Supremely humane.... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love." ?The New York Times Book Review
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.
Rezension: "It was our secret. That's all it was. Lots of people have secrets, don't they? The world runs on secrets. What kind of place would the world be without them? Our secret was harmless. It did not hurt anybody."
The secret that Millicent Moody, widow of jazz great Joss Moody, refers to may have been harmless in life, but when Joss dies and the truth is exposed, it ends up affecting more people than she ever imagined. It gives nothing away to reveal right off that Millicent's late husband was, in fact, a woman--something Millie has known all along but that the Moodys' adopted son, Colman, only discovers after his father's death. Titillating as the subject matter initially seems, in Jackie Kay's capable hands Joss's gender-bending becomes almost a side issue in a novel that is, at its heart, concerned with the essential nature of love.
Kay tells her story from many different perspectives--the doctor who signs the death certificate, the mortician who prepares the body, the opportunistic biographer looking to make a buck and a name for herself, the musicians who knew Joss--but it is Millicent and Colman who bear the brunt of both the pain and the responsibility for telling the tale. Millie Moody is a tremendously sympathetic character; her love for Joss is so powerful, so right that the reader never questions the decisions this odd couple made in life. "I didn't feel like I was living a lie," Millie tells us. "I felt like I was living a life." Colman, on the other hand, is more difficult to like. Though it's easy to understand his anger and confusion upon suddenly learning that the man he regarded as his father for 30 years was actually a woman, one also has the sneaking suspicion that he wasn't a particularly lovable guy before the revelation, either. Still, by the end of Trumpet, there's hope for Colman, peace of mind for Millie, and a satisfying rendering of love in all its permutations for the reader. --Alix Wilber
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Picador, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Trumpet This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780330331456
Buchbeschreibung Picador 21/08/1998, 1998. Buchzustand: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780330331456
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001297110
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002049565
Buchbeschreibung Picador 21/08/1998, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780330331456
Buchbeschreibung Picador, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good Jacket. First Edition. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). First Edition. 278 pages 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 135359
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Wear and tear to dust jacket. Sticker damage to fly page. Slight tanning to page edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers T018388
Buchbeschreibung Picador, London, 1998. Harback. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. The book is clean, tight and unread. The dustwrapper is complete with minimal signs of handling. Inscribed by the author to the title page 'For R. With all the best, Jackie Kay Hay on Wye June 2002.' Jackie Kay. An early inscribed copy of this popular author's debut novel. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Inscribed by the Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006838
Buchbeschreibung Picador, London, 1998. Harback. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. The book is unread.but with one or two marks to the fore edge. The dustwrapper is complete with just very minimal shelfwear evident to the head and base of spine panel. Signed and dated by the author to the title page, without further inscription -(August 2015). The book was signed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015. The popular author's debut novel. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006835
Buchbeschreibung Picador, London, 1998. Harback. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Near fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. The book is unread.but with one or two spots of foxing to the fore edge and some light flecking to the top edge. The dustwrapper is complete with just very minimal shelfwear evident to the head and base of spine panel. Signed by the author to the title page, without further inscription. The popular author's debut novel. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 006836