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On the way to Birdland

Author: Frank Morelli
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Fish Out of Water Books, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English
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"Self-proclaimed teenage philosopher Cordell Wheaton lives in a sleepy, southern town where nothing ever happens; not since his hero, jazz musician John Coltrane, left some seventy years earlier to "follow the sound." Cordy's life has been unraveling since the night his father and his brother, Travis, exploded on each other. The night Travis's addiction transformed him from budding musician into something entirely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Novels
Fiction
Young adult works
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Morelli
ISBN: 9781947886056 1947886053
OCLC Number: 1226762291
Notes: Includes questions for classroom/book club discussion.
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Frank Morelli.

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"Self-proclaimed teenage philosopher Cordell Wheaton lives in a sleepy, southern town where nothing ever happens; not since his hero, jazz musician John Coltrane, left some seventy years earlier to "follow the sound." Cordy's life has been unraveling since the night his father and his brother, Travis, exploded on each other. The night Travis's addiction transformed him from budding musician into something entirely different. The night Travis took his saxophone and disappeared. When Cordy's father falls ill, the sixteen-year-old vows to reunite the Wheaton family. He embarks on a modern-day odyssey with forty bucks in his pocket and a dream to find his brother and convince him to be Travis again--by taking him to a show at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City, and reminding him of the common bonds they share with their legendary hero. Cordy's journey is soon haunted by ghostly visions, traumatic dreams, and disembodied voices that echo through his mind. He starts to wonder if the voices are those of the fates, guiding him toward his destiny--or if he's losing his grip on reality."--
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