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Stations of the Cross: A Musical Novel of Obsession

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Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dyson Burnette has been living in New York City for the last 10 years waiting for inspiration. One spring day, he decides to travel back to Los Parques, the Mexican town where he found his true self 40 years earlier at age 18, and immediately becomes infatuated with lovely young school teacher Serena Rodri ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 1st 2013 by Coral Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kasandra
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I won this book in a Goodreads First-Reads giveaway. As a big fan of music, in particular the foundations of Rock'N'Roll, I enjoyed reading this story. Imagine a Singer Songwriter whose music and writing styles can be compared to those of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young. Dyson Burnette this the main character, the poetic writer, who over time, loses his ability to write good songs. On a whim he decides to leave his normal NYC life to travel to Mexico, the location where he foun ...more
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Stations of the Cross
By Robert Dunn
Published by Coral Press

ISBN-13: 978-1-935512-21-9

I received this book as a free copy through Library Thing.
This multi-layered story within a changing music industry is brought to teeming life through the experiences of a fictional high profile rock composer and performer. Dyson Burnette is under pressure from his manager to produce a new album, or be dumped by his life-long record company.
Painfully aware of a declining ability to replicate an early effortless
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Melissa Herston
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
In compliance with FTC guidelines; I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Stations of the Cross: A Musical Novel of Obsession was an interesting glance into a world many people have no idea about.

The story had wonderful musical references that are easily recognisable no matter how young or old you are. They tie in great to the main characters back story and are believable. They give the story a unique flare and are fun to read.

The main character is not always easy to relate t
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Robert Dunn is a writer, teacher, and musician. He has published widely, including work in the New Yorker and an O. Henry Prize story, as well as the musical novels Pink Cadillac (a Book Sense 76 pick), Cutting Time, Soul Cavalcade, Meet the Annas, Look at Flower, and Stations of the Cross.

Dunn has worked for the New Yorker magazine and Sports Illustrated, as well as teaching fiction writing at
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