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'Scooby Doo meets Smash Hits.' Mark Hart, Rock 'n' Roll Book Club.
Debut novel of music writer Zoë Howe, shortlisted for the Virginia Prize For Fiction 2016, Blackwell's 'Independent Book Of The Month' (October 2016), featured in NME's 'THINGS WE LOVE' section.
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'Hilarious and poignant, a rock ’n' roll love story about a woman seeking her own place in a cock-centric industry. A stylish ride through band-life, written by a woman well-versed in music's tricks and secrets....’ Emma Jane Unsworth - bestselling author of Animals and Hungry, The Stars & Everything.
"Shine on, Marquee Moon is everything you'd expect from Zoë Howe: warm, wry, evocative and unconventional. This is an author who knows the idiosyncrasies of the music business and captures them all with candour and affection in a novel that is funny, fierce and better than most comeback tours.” Jane Bradley, founder and director of For Books’ Sake.
"Tangled romance, ripe idiocy, monstrous self-delusion and 'that familiar backstage smell - hairspray, sweat, alcohol, dust burning on lightbulbs' ... Zoë Howe's crackling account of life around a rock band is fast, funny and superbly well-observed" - Mark Ellen, renowned music journalist and editor (Smash Hits, The Word, Select, Mojo, Q), broadcaster and author of Rock Stars Stole My Life
'Heroin, and a fine heroine - Zoë Howe knows exactly how it'll pan out. Classic, clever, funny tale of what happens in the covens around those all boy-clubs of bands…’ Kirsty Allison, founder and editor of Cold Lips, books/arts editor DJ Magazine
'A great story, full of sharp and funny observations. Someone needs to form a Concierge tribute band.’ Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music
'Funny! And a bit freaky.' Wilko Johnson
‘Zoë Howe is one of our favourite music writers – a great writer who is in love with rock 'n' roll and can make the essence and magic of the dark stuff seem so alive…’ John Robb, Louder Than War
released August 24, 2016
Author / narrator - Zoë Howe
Publisher - Matador Books
Zoë Howe England, UK
Zoë’s previous books inc. biographies of Poly Styrene, The Slits, Wilko Johnson, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Stevie Nicks,
Florence + The Machine and Lee Brilleaux.
When not writing or listening to records, she can be found playing the drums, making witchy programmes for Soho Radio, crafting weird collages or dawdling on the beach.
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