The Big Music by Kristy GunnThe Big Music by Kristy Gunn

The Big Music

byKristy Gunn

Paperback | September 10, 2013

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'The hills only come back the same: I don't mind . . .' begins Kirsty Gunn's The Big Music, a novel that takes us to a new understanding of how fiction can affect us.

Presented as a collection of found papers, appendices and notes, The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or play out into the world - and as the book moves inevitably through its themes of death and birth, change and stasis, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge and connect with those around him.

In this work of fiction, Kirsty Gunn has created something as real as music or as a dream. Not so much a novel as a place the reader comes to inhabit and to know, The Big Music is a literary work of undeniable originality and power.

Kirsty Gunn published her first novel with Faber in 1994 and since then has written eight works of fiction, including short stories and a collection of fragments and meditations, as well as essays. Her work has been awarded the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Frank...
Title:The Big MusicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 1.2 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Faber & Faber AgencyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0571282342

ISBN - 13:9780571282340

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