Beautiful Music

Author: Michael Zadoorian

Subject: ebook; book

Publisher: Akashic Books (2018-04-19)

9781617756443

Beautiful Music ebook cover

"[Zadoorian's] new novel speaks of death, race, music and youth in a voice that has been compared to Nick Hornby and Tobias Wolff. It is set in 1970's Detroit at the cusp of punk, and centers around high school loner and music fanatic Danny Yzemski. One to look forward to for fans of rock music and sad, funny writing."
Cleveland Plain Dealer

"[A] raucous bildungsroman...Zadoorian touches on white flight, iconic radio stations, and the racial history of Detroit, but remains rooted in [protagonist] Danny's transition out of his shell. With its echoes of works by Nick Hornby and Stephen Chbosky, Zadoorian's ebullient novel is full of energy, pain, growth, and great music."
Publishers Weekly

"This affectionate, nostalgic novel about a sometimes-troubled teen is a crossover delight with appeal to both adults and teens."
Booklist

"A teenager in 1970s Detroit takes his first steps toward hard-rock rebellion...