Nashville Chrome

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Late in 1959, the Brown siblings--Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed--were enjoying unprecedented international success, rivaled only by their longtime friend Elvis Presley. They had a bona fide megahit on their hands, which topped both the country and pop charts and gave rise to the polished sound of the multibillion dollar country music industry we know today. Mesmerized by the Browns' haunting harmonies, the Beatles even tried to learn their secret. Their unique harmony, however, was only achievable through shared blood, and the trio's perfect pitch was honed by a childhood spent listening for the elusive pulse and tone of an impeccably tempered blade at their parent's Arkansas sawmill.
But the Browns' celebrity couldn't survive the world changing around them, and the bonds of family began to fray along with the fame. Heartbreakingly, the novel jumps between the Browns' promising past and the present, which finds Maxine--once supremely confident and ravenous in her pursuit of applause--ailing and alone. As her world increasingly narrows, her hunger for just one more chance to secure her legacy only grows, as does her need for human connection.
Lyrical and nuanced, Nashville Chrome hits all the right grace notes with its vivid evocation of an era in American music, while at its heart it is a wrenching meditation on the complexities of fame and of one family--forgotten yet utterly unforgettable when reclaimed by Bass--who experienced them firsthand.

  • EAN 9780547523903
  • Disponibilité Disponible
  • Nombre de pages 272 Pages
  • Distributeur Olf

Rick Bass

Né en 1958, Rick Bass a grandi à Houston, Texas, avant de faire des études de biologie et de géologie à l'université de l'Utah. Il travaille pendant plusieurs années dans le Mississipi comme géologue spécialisé dans les gisements de pétrole et de gaz, ainsi qu'en témoigne son livre, Oil Notes. Rick Bass dit avoir appris à écrire en lisant les romans de Jim Harrison, Eudora Welty et Thomas McGuane. Il est l'auteur d'une douzaine de livres de fiction. L'Ermite a été élu par le Los Angeles Times comme le meilleur livre de l'année. Il a également reçu le prix Pushcart et la O. Henry Award pour ses recueils de nouvelles. Le Sud profond et le Montana constituent les décors privilégiés de ses fictions. Il vit dans la vallée du Yaak, dans le Montana, avec sa femme et ses deux filles.

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