Adrianne Geffel : a fiction / David Hajdu.

By: Hajdu, David [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Edition: First editionDescription: 207 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780393634228; 0393634221Subject(s): Musicians -- Fiction | Nervous system -- Diseases -- Patients -- Fiction | Oral history -- Fiction | Nineteen seventies -- Fiction | Nineteen eighties -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Satirical literature.DDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3608.A545356 | A65 2020Summary: "A poignant and hilarious oral history of a (fictitious) musical phenomenon. Celebrated music critic and cultural historian David Hajdu unravels the mystery of a one of-a-kind artist, a pianist with a rare neurological condition that enables her to make music that is nothing less than pure, unmediated emotional expression. Her name is Adrianne Geffel, praised as 'the Geyser of Grand Street' and the 'Queen of Bleak Chic'. Yet despite her renown, she curiously vanished from public life, and her whereabouts remain a mystery to this day. Hajdu pieces together her story through the memories of those who knew her, inspired her, and exploited her--her mother, father, best friend, producer, critics, teachers--in this slyly entertaining work of fiction. Adrianne Geffel is at once a piercing satire, a vividly twisted evocation of New York in the 1970s and '80s, and a strangely moving portrait of a group of characters both utterly familiar and like none we've ever encountered."-- Provided by publisher.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    Average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Downtown Branch
Adult fiction
Adult fiction F HAJ (Browse shelf) Checked out 01/29/2021 31562017623002
Total holds: 1

"A poignant and hilarious oral history of a (fictitious) musical phenomenon. Celebrated music critic and cultural historian David Hajdu unravels the mystery of a one of-a-kind artist, a pianist with a rare neurological condition that enables her to make music that is nothing less than pure, unmediated emotional expression. Her name is Adrianne Geffel, praised as 'the Geyser of Grand Street' and the 'Queen of Bleak Chic'. Yet despite her renown, she curiously vanished from public life, and her whereabouts remain a mystery to this day. Hajdu pieces together her story through the memories of those who knew her, inspired her, and exploited her--her mother, father, best friend, producer, critics, teachers--in this slyly entertaining work of fiction. Adrianne Geffel is at once a piercing satire, a vividly twisted evocation of New York in the 1970s and '80s, and a strangely moving portrait of a group of characters both utterly familiar and like none we've ever encountered."-- Provided by publisher.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.

915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 | Phone: (256) 532-5940 | Circulation & Renewals: (256) 532-5984 | Contact the Library | Privacy Policy

Powered by Koha