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  • Published: 1 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580787
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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The Words of Every Song



The highly original debut novel set amid the New York music industry, from the author of LONG BRIGHT RIVER.

'A remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed.' Roddy DoyleThe Words of Every Song takes the form of fourteen linked episodes, each centering on a character involved with the music industry. There's the arrogantly hip, twenty-six-year-old A&R man; the rising young singer-songwriter; the established, arena-filling rock star on the verge of a midlife crisis; the type-A female executive with the heavy social calendar; and other recognizable figures.

Set in the sleek offices, high-tech recording studios, and grungy downtown clubs of New York, The Words of Every Song offers an authenticity drawn from Liz Moore's own experience and brings an insider's touch to its depiction of the music industry and its denizens.

  • Published: 1 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580787
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Liz Moore

Liz Moore is the author of the acclaimed novels Heft, recently optioned as a feature film, and The Unseen World, which was optioned for television. A winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, she lives in Philadelphia.

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Praise for The Words of Every Song

This is a remarkable novel, elegant, wise, and beautifully constructed. I loved the book, and admired the work and spark that went into it.

Roddy Doyle

Imagine having happened upon Dylan singing in Harvard Square, or having caught one of Joni Mitchell's early shows at an empty club. This is how I felt reading Liz Moore's lyrical and powerful debut novel, like I was witnessing a timeless artist on the verge of transcendence. The Words of Every Song is a virtuoso performance. These beautifully rendered characters are melodies that echo in your head, chords that reverberate in your heart, and, long after you've turned the last page, you can still hear the audience calling for an encore.

Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Corpus Christi

Sweet, wistful, artfully arranged: like the best mix tape anyone ever made for you.

Kirkus starred review

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