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Fragments of a Lament for Thelonious Monk

Russell Hoban

‘In the Five Spot in Cooper Square I sat long ago in the blue smoke and the buzz of night-murmurers and saw you under your magical hat at the helm, your keyboard was the wheel by which you steered precariously our frail vessel on the edgelines of the actual.’

Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban (1925-2011) was the author of many extraordinary novels including Turtle Diary, Riddley Walker, Amaryllis Night and Day, The Bat Tattoo, Her Name Was Lola, Come Dance With Me and Linger Awhile. He also wrote some classic books for children including The Mouse and his Child and the Frances books.

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