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Wherever the excursions take us, the terrain will be intense: perhaps joining someone seeking a lover, or another trying to get over losing one, or witnessing acts of creation and moments of self-discovery, or listening to lies being told and as secrets get discovered, or watching characters slide deeper into their illusions.
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A Perfect Blindness
THREE DAMANGED PEOPLE. A POTENTIALLY GREAT BAND. ONE CHANCE TO MAKE IT—IF THEY DON’T DESTROY IT ALL FIRST.
Jonathan and Scott, two best friends, have risked everything to move to Chicago and take their band Mercurial Visions to the next level, but are stumbling badly. When Jonathan’s lover Jennifer moves in, great songs begin to flow. Yet misunderstandings, both of each other and their own desires start to threaten their early success. Once their self-produced single gets play in the clubs, bigger gigs come. As success comes closer, their failures to understand deepen and lies fester. Soon, Waxx Traxx! Records shows serious interest. Then a secret from the deep past can no longer be eluded. And it threatens to tear them apart and destroy everything they’ve sacrificed so much for.
A Perfect Blindness travels back to 1988 Chicago, recreating the time and its music scene, bars, and clubs in masterful detail. Written with sure-handed authenticity, the agony and ecstasy life in a band comes vividly alive across the pages: the perfect book for anyone who lives out rock’n’roll dreams whenever they close their eyes.
If you like exploring the interpersonal uncertainties in Bret Easton Elis’s Less than Zero and Rules of Attraction, the richness and textual complexity of Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet, and the sensuality of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love, you’ll love this story of passion, self deception, and the struggle to create.
Get A Perfect Blindness now and discover if the three of them can survive being misunderstood characters in the stories they each one tells themselves long enough for the band to finally make it, or if daydreams are better left dreamt.
“smartly written and sharply atmospheric” &
“a worthy […] addition to the literature of rock ‘n’ roll’s agony and ecstasy“—Blue Ink
“dense, passionate prose” &
“conjures the story’s time and place in masterful detail” —Kirkus Review
“packed with references to the streets of Chicago, popular and underground music, and an insider’s knowledge of the technical side of the life of a musician”—Clarion Forward Reviews
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