Music for Love or War

April 8, 2015|
Music for Love or War by Martyn Burke
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“According to what we’ve been told, the source of all knowledge is somewhere just south of Sunset Boulevard. The problem is that Danny has lost the address.”

So begins Martyn Burke’s tragi-comic novel of love and war. Danny, a Canadian sharp-shooter, and Hank, in the US Army, have been stationed in Kandahar, but they are in Los Angeles desperate to find the Hollywood psychic who will reveal the whereabouts of the women they love. Danny is searching for Ariana, the girl he fell in love with in Toronto in the last years of the 20th century; Hank is searching for Annie Boudreau, known in the tabloids as “Annie of the Boo Two” — twins who were briefly in the gravitational pull of Hugh Hefner.

From Grenadier Pond in west end Toronto, to Afghanistan, to the Malibu colony in LA, the novel follows these moments in the lives of Danny and Hank, revealed by a masterful storyteller and commentator on American culture. When in the mountains of Kandahar, Danny and Hank torture the members of al Qaeda and the Taliban with the music and a larger-than-life-size cardboard reproduction of Liberace in satin short shorts, high-kicking as if on Broadway.

Music for Love or War entertains and informs as few other Canadian novels can.

Martyn Burke''s previous novels include Laughing War, The Commissar''s Report, Ivory Joe, Tiara, The Shelling of Beverly Hills, and The Truth About the Night. He is also a documentary film maker, whose Under Fire: Journalists in Combat won a Peabody Award in 2013. He has written extensively for film and television, most notably as writ...
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Title:Music for Love or War
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.55 X 5.65 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.55 X 5.65 X 0.75 in
Published:April 8, 2015
Publisher:Cormorant Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781770864283

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