Oscar

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Author(s): Mauricio Segura
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2018
Product Number: EB00768628
Released: Sep 24, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781771962261
Publisher: Biblioasis
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Description

Brad succumbs to the white plague, Oscar too spends his days fighting disease, confined to a hospital. Playing the organ at night for a mysterious sickly girl, he discovers his own talent, although years after recovery, he finds himself desperate, poor, and depressed-until the devil, otherwise known to the world as impresario Norman G, happens on him in a moment of crisis. Inspired by the life of legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, Mauricio Segura's Oscar evokes periods across time, from the Depression-era Montreal neighbourhood of Little Burgundy to the swinging cabarets of the 1950s, while offering a reflection on the bonds between an artist and the Caribbean diaspora from which he comes. But above all, Oscar is a poignant homage to a musical giant, a man who changed the face of jazz forever.

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