Rookery Blues

Rookery Blues by Jon Hassler 0345406419 9780345406415
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UNFORGETTABLE . . . Hassler has skillfully encapsulated an entire world of humanity and emotion in one tiny town in northern Minnesota. --San Diego Union-Tribune Rookery State College in the late 1960s is an academic backwater if ever there was one. Then, one frigid afternoon, the Icejam Quintet is born. With Leland Edwards on piano, Neil Novotny on clarinet, Victor Dash on drums, and Connor on bass, the group comes together with the help of its muse, the lovely Peggy Benoit, who plays saxophone and sings. But soon isolated Rookery State will be touched by the great discontent sweeping the country. News of a salary freeze electrifies the rabble-rousing Victor, and the first labor union in the colleges history comes noisily to campus. As a teachers strike takes shape, threatening both the draft-dodging students and the complacent administration, the five musicians must struggle with their loyalties--to the school, the town, their families, and each other. . . . IRRESISTIBLY DELIGHTFUL . . . TOUCHING AND UPLIFTING. --The Orlando Sentinel AN UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY, WONDERFULLY SATISFYING SENDUP OF ACADEMIC TOMFOOLERY. --Publishers Weekly (starred review

Author: Jon Hassler

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1996-08-20


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