Music from a Distant Room

Author(s): Stephanie Johnson

NZ Fiction

After jazz pianist Carl TylerÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂâÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs funeral in Auckland, his lover Tamara and mother Nola tell each other stories of his life and their own. Set in the 1960s and today, this is a beautiful new novel of memory, fate, forgiveness and the search for meaning in loss. From the award-winning author of The Shag Incident.


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Stephanie Johnson is also the author of two collections of poetry, THE BLEEDING BALLERINA and MOODY BITCH; two collections of short stories, THE GLASS WHITTLER and ALL THE TENDERNESS LEFT IN THE WORLD; and five novels CRIMES OF NEGLECT, THE HEART'S WILD SURF, THE WHISTLER, BELIEF, and THE SHAG INCIDENT. She has also written for stage, radio and film, and is a co-founder and creative director of the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival.

General Fields

  • : 9781869416171
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Vintage New Zealand
  • : June 2004
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephanie Johnson
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 272
  • : Modern fiction
  • : port.