John Murray’s love for all thing jazz shines through this engaging tale of an eternal triangle in a cosmopolitan music scene.

Meet Vince Mori, an Italian Cumbrian, and a very passionate man. Vince is obsessed with women, the clarinet, and his trad jazz band, the Chompin’ Stompers. His son, Enzo, is obsessed with only one woman - his brilliant Oxford contemporary and a world-famous guitarist, Fanny Golightly. Unfortunately, single-minded Fanny only has eyes for Portuguese musical legend Toto Cebola.

The Man Booker Prize 2003
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Flambard Press
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Jazz etc

John Murray

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John Murray, a hard-to-categorise novelist, was longlisted for a hard-to-categorise tale of jazz, Cumbria and dictator-era Portugal - a linguistic riff with a touch of magic realism.
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