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A Love Supreme
Kent Nussey
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A Love Supreme

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Omar Snow is a struggling musicologist trying to finish a book of jazz biographies about Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. When he reaches the Coltrane section strange things start happening around him and to him. Coltrane's music, or some other new urgency in Omar's life, triggers a series of ecstatic visions that lead him down a path he never dreamed ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 16th 2003 by Mansfield Press (first published May 2003)
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T. Edward
Feb 02, 2011 T. Edward rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Jazz devotees, writers, artsy Torontonians
Recommended to T. Edward by: friend
Shelves: canadjen-eh
Set in contemporary Toronto, this is a very simple, spare novel about a devoted jazz musicologist attempting to express and embody the sublime spirit of his favourite recording--John Coltrane's titular work--in the form of an in depth review. Along the way, the writer has a curiously evolving relationship with a female neighbour which never develops into a romance despite an unexpressed sexual tension. The witer experiences a profound spiritual epiphany during one final extended listen to the ...more
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