Fiction about a musician
January 1, 2012 3:57 PM Subscribe
Looking for fiction books about musicians, especially with a single musician as the main character
posted by grokfest to media & arts (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a good, engrossing book about a musician, preferably a solo musician (classical or jazz style preferred, rather than a pop/rock/punk/indie, etc.). The kind of book that will have Dos Passos-style evocative descriptions of this lone musician (maybe a violinist in worn clothing) sometime in the early twentieth century in an American or European city near dawn on some streetcorner playing a sad song that only some lonely writer in an apartment nearby is listening to. That doesn't literally have to happen, but it's the stereotypical image that's rattling around in my brain and that I'm itching to read about. Any help? Short stories would work, too.