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Nashville Chrome (Paperback)

Author:  Rick Bass
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 054757746X
ISBN-13: 9780547577463
Sku: 219464193
Publish Date: 9/27/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  253
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Rick Bass''s third novel dramatizes three real-life 1950s era country singers from Arkansas who produced a unique and eerie tempered harmony--the Nashville Sound--that for a brief period made them the biggest thing in country music.
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In  1959, the Brown siblings were the biggest thing in country music. Their inimitable harmony  would give rise to the polished sound of the multibillion dollar country-music industry we know today. But when the bonds of family began to fray, the flame of their celebrity proved as brilliant as it was fleeting. Masterfully jumping between the Browns' once-auspicious past and the heartbreaking present, Nashville Chrome is the richly imagined story of a forgotten family and an unflinching portrait of an era in American music. In his "breath-catching, mythic and profoundly American tale of creation, destruction and renewal" (Kansas City Star), Rick Bass mines quiet truths and draws poignant portraits of lives lived both in and out of the limelight.
Rick Bass's NASHVILLE CHROME uses the real-life country music sibling stars Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed Brown as the catalyst for a strange, epic, sometimes-tragic novel of fame found and lost. Blending fact and fiction, Bass captures the halcyon days of 1950s country music when The Browns used smooth harmonies to create the "Nashville sound." Friends with Elvis, admired by the Beatles, The Browns star shone bright but dimmed fast in the rapidly changing America of the 1960s. Bass picks up with Maxine years later as she reminisces about her hardscrabble Arkansas upbringing, and still dreams of the intoxicating impact of adoring crowds.


"Like the sound Chet Atkins pulls from the Browns in the studio, the narrative has a pitch-perfect chorus of longing and regret, with an undertone that connects and heals." (starred review) 07/26/2010

"Critics often call Bass a lyrical writer, and it's true, but he is also a master craftsman, an artisan. This means that he knows the importance of imperfection -- the flaw in the flow of language." - Susan Reynolds 09/11/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0253
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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