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Soundtrack for the Dead

Soundtrack for the Dead

John Reed


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When you know your life is soon to end, where would you go? How would you spend your time? Perhaps on a beach in the Caribbean, or at the heights of the Swiss Alps. Soundtrack for the Dead takes you to Trieste, an obscure Italian City, to follow the protagonist to his death. Faced with the finality of a terminal cancer diagnosis, the dying speaker journeys from the cloying shores of New York to Trieste, previous home of the seminal writer James Joyce and current home to an excellent coffee, to confront his pending end.
Filled with dripping irony and commentary on the woes of modernity, Soundtrack for the Dead is a sober narrative of life, loss and meaning, a meaning sometimes found in pack of medication or in a good cup of coffee and a chat with a friend from above. Reed's prose is blunt and seething, inviting you to consider mortality and the fear that follows.

ISBN : 978-1-80439-604-9

Published: 29/02/2024

Pages : 119

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

John Reed

John Reed has a degree in Linguistics and journalism.

He worked for a long time as a manual laborer in a heavy industry. He then moved to be a radio host and then became a cook.

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