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Utopia Avenue

by David Mitchell

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Published 13th May 2021, 576 pages
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‘A stand-out triumph’ - The Sunday Times

The Number One bestselling novel by the author of CLOUD ATLAS, ‘one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country’ ( Independent ).


Utopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you’ve never heard of.

Emerging from London’s psychedelic scene in 1967, folksinger Elf Holloway , blues bassist Dean Moss , guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet and jazz drummer Griff Griffin together created a unique sound, with lyrics that captured their turbulent times. The band produced only two albums in two years, yet their musical legacy lives on.

This is the story of Utopia Avenue’s brief, blazing journey from Soho clubs and draughty ballrooms to the promised land of America, just when the Summer of Love was receding into something much darker - a multi-faceted tale of dreams, drugs, love, sexuality, madness and grief; of stardom’s wobbly ladder and fame’s Faustian pact; and of the collision between youthful idealism and jaded reality as the Sixties drew to a close.

Above all, this bewitching novel celebrates the power of music to connect across divides, define an era and thrill the soul.

‘The great rock and roll novel - an epic love letter to the greatest music ever made and the book the music has always deserved’ Tony Parsons

Details

Utopia Avenue
by David Mitchell

ISBN
9781444799477

Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
May 13, 2021

Page count
576 pages