An open-ended exegesis of musical meaning that is equal parts African American history, Bedouin mysticism, and Mackey’s own imagination.

The Believer

The Great American Jazz Novel by Nathaniel Mackey, winner of the 2006 National Book Award

Bass Cathedral

Fiction by Nathaniel Mackey

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Paperback (published January 1, 2008)

ISBN
9780811217200
Price US
16.95
Price CN
19
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
208

Nathaniel Mackey

Contemporary American poet

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An open-ended exegesis of musical meaning that is equal parts African American history, Bedouin mysticism, and Mackey’s own imagination.

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