Of the World (If Where You're Going Isn't Home) (Volume 2)

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Of the World is the second book of the groundbreaking coming-of-age trilogy If Where You're Going Isn't Home, the story of a boy growing up Mormon in America with a dream to play jazz trumpet. It follows Journey, the first book of the trilogy, and the recipient of a coveted ForeWord Clarion Five Star Review.

At sixteen, licensed to drive, armed with his trumpet and a talented band, Shake Tauffler begins to slip the harness of his home and neighborhood to test himself in the raw world of the streets and nightclubs of Salt Lake and its outlying towns. His threatened parents intensify their attacks on his emerging sexual and moral consciousness. Jazz and its negro heroes still define him, but his church takes off its gloves to teach him that in God's eyes Negroes are anything but heroes. The Huck Finn days of Journey are over; this is the rebel Shake, conflicted, torn, haunted by the faceless mystery of never being good enough and a hunger he can't name, roaming the night alone or with his hoodlum pals, looking for refuge in hot cars, chance girls, violence, the cry of his trumpet, the faces of the American night.

In Of the World, the Shake we met in Journey takes on tougher obstacles, extends his reach, becomes streetwise, and continues to meet the senseless forces of his life openly, with courage, wit, and wonder. He joins the Army and becomes a tanker. He embraces the freedom from his past, the simplicity and sense of life in the real world, and the chance to define himself from scratch among his fellow soldiers. But his past rears up when he falls in love and has to face the ruthless racial dogma his faith has tried to breed in him. He returns home, a man and a hero, to a family and church who are quick to remind him who and where he is. A mission when he turns nineteen lies just ahead. The road of the life he built is ending. One last defiant self-affirming act takes him across the American desert to close it down his way.

As the promised continuation of the first book, Of the World is for readers who enjoy losing themselves in a big American story of family, faith, music, and growth, a story that pits jazz against religion for the soul of a growing boy with an extraordinary gift and the heart and courage to fight for it. It is alive with scenes that weave the lives of his family, his band, his church buddies, and his hoodlum pals into a rich, kaleidoscopic, constantly moving narrative. The sweeping reach of its settings takes in Salt Lake and its outskirts towns, the secret holy places of the Mormon Church, the landscapes of Nevada, California, Las Vegas, Kentucky, the Mojave Desert.

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About the Author:

Called a raw new voice in American fiction by Rolling Stone, Pushcart Prize winner Max Zimmer was born in Switzerland, brought across the Atlantic at the age of four, and raised in Utah in the crucible of the Mormon faith. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Utah and was teaching fiction when he was invited east for a summer at Yaddo, the writer's retreat in Saratoga, New York. From Yaddo he took a job teaching fiction in the Writing Arts Program at SUNY Oswego. It was there that he wrote a love story that became the genesis for If Where You're Going Isn't Home. From Oswego, he gravitated toward the city, lived and tended bar in Manhattan, met his wife, and moved to New Jersey, where he settled in to write If Where You're Going Isn't Home from the beginning. The East by now was home. Utah had become a place he wrote about.

Max's published work includes poems, stories, reviews, magazine articles, biographies, and notes for jazz albums. Success came quickly once he started writing. Following its nomination by Ray Carver, his first story "Utah Died for Your Sins" was awarded the Pushcart Prize, and singled out in Rolling Stone as a raw new voice in American fiction. Jack Cady, Grace Paley, Lewis Turco, and John Gardner are among the writers who have acknowledged and championed his work. E. L. Doctorow called his work the best he'd read in a coast-to-coast college tour. John Cheever enthusiastically promoted Max's work for the last five years of his life.

As a break from the project that If Where You're Going Isn't Home has been, Max writes poetry, short fiction, and an anything-goes humor and human interest column under the heading "Actual Mileage" - inspired by a Ray Carver story - for an automotive magazine with an international readership. As a rare break from writing period, he'll go out and hear some musicians he knows play jazz, or take his homebuilt Porsche Speedster out and get lost in the roads out toward the Delaware River and the Poconos.

Review:

"Much as Harper Lee did when she took us down South in To Kill a Mockingbird, or J.D. Salinger did when he put us into Holden Caulfield's head, Zimmer immerses us in Shake Tauffler's world, Mormon America in the 1960s. The artistry of this novel goes beyond the story line to paint us a picture, sing us a song with words that skip, spin, jump and slide from scene to scene, luring us back to a place we almost remember. Zimmer continues to take us on a journey we can't wait to complete." - Diane Cole, Salt Lake Tribune

"Max Zimmer has written the Great American Mormon Novel. For decades, readers have depended upon a few extraordinary writers to understand fully what it means to be an American - Philip Roth, Julia Alvarez, Ralph Ellison, Erica Jong, John Updike. Zimmer has added a critical new dimension to our shared national understanding of who we are and how we got here. Shake Tauffler's decade-long journey through the Mormon Church and beyond will resonate with all Americans who ponder their soul and place in our changing national portrait." - Michael Strong, co-founder and COO of Zola Books

"Max Zimmer writes beautifully. His prose has a natural rhythm and grace that is testimony to his having honed his craft for a long time so that it's no longer just craft but real art. There are many scenes that will stick with me forever." - Markus Hoffmann, Regal Literary, New York

"Max Zimmer is an exceptionally talented writer and storyteller. He presents an exquisite story about a believably complex young man approaching adulthood. He develops Shake's character so well that readers are certain to feel that they know him. Readers from their teens on up, no matter their religion, will identify with Shake as he begins to challenge everything he has been brought up to believe is true. The beauty of the book's prose carries the tale almost flawlessly through the highs and lows of Shake's life." - Cheryl M. Hibbard, ForeWord Clarion Five Star Review for Journey

"Shake's observations reveal the absurdity of fundamentalist logic, the deep-seated racism in Mormon history, and the extraordinary way music can transport us to a different time, mindset, or spiritual state." - Kirkus Reviews for Journey

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Descrizione libro Max Zimmer, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Of the World is the second book of the groundbreaking coming-of-age trilogy If Where You re Going Isn t Home, the story of a boy growing up Mormon in America with a dream to play jazz trumpet. It follows Journey, the first book of the trilogy, and the recipient of a coveted ForeWord Clarion Five Star Review. At sixteen, licensed to drive, armed with his trumpet and a talented band, Shake Tauffler begins to slip the harness of his home and neighborhood to test himself in the raw world of the streets and nightclubs of Salt Lake and its outlying towns. His threatened parents intensify their attacks on his emerging sexual and moral consciousness. Jazz and its negro heroes still define him, but his church takes off its gloves to teach him that in God s eyes negroes are anything but heroes. The Huck Finn days of Journey are over; this is the rebel Shake, conflicted, torn, haunted by the faceless mystery of never being good enough and a hunger he can t name, roaming the night alone or with his hoodlum pals, looking for refuge in hot cars, chance girls, violence, the cry of his trumpet, the faces of the American night. In Of the World, the Shake we met in Journey takes on tougher obstacles, extends his reach, becomes streetwise, and continues to meet the senseless forces of his life openly, with courage, wit, defiance, joy, and wonder. He joins the Army and becomes a tanker. He embraces the freedom from his past, the simplicity and sense of life in the real world, and the chance to define himself from scratch among his fellow soldiers. But his past rears up when he falls in love and has to face the ruthless racial dogma his faith has tried to breed in him. He returns home, a man and a hero, to a family and church who are quick to remind him who and where he is. A mission when he turns nineteen lies just ahead. The road of the life he built is ending. One last defiant self-affirming act takes him across the American desert to close it down his way. As the promised continuation of the first book, Of the World is for readers who enjoy losing themselves in a big American story. It is alive with scenes that weave the lives of his family, his band, his church buddies, and his hoodlum pals into a rich, kaleidoscopic, constantly moving narrative. The reach of its settings takes in Salt Lake and its outskirts towns, the secret holy places of the Mormon Church, the landscapes of Nevada, California, Las Vegas, Kentucky, the Mojave Desert. Michael Strong, co-founder and COO of Zola Books, says this about the trilogy: Max Zimmer has written the Great American Mormon Novel. For decades, readers have depended upon a few extraordinary writers to understand fully what it means to be an American - Philip Roth, Julia Alvarez, Ralph Ellison, Erica Jong, John Updike. Zimmer has added a critical new dimension to our shared national understanding of who we are and how we got here in this sweeping narrative. Twelve-year-old Shake Tauffler s decade-long journey through the Mormon Church and beyond will resonate with all Americans who ponder their soul and place in our changing national portrait. Codice libro della libreria APC9780985448158

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Descrizione libro Max Zimmer, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Of the World is the second book of the groundbreaking coming-of-age trilogy If Where You re Going Isn t Home, the story of a boy growing up Mormon in America with a dream to play jazz trumpet. It follows Journey, the first book of the trilogy, and the recipient of a coveted ForeWord Clarion Five Star Review. At sixteen, licensed to drive, armed with his trumpet and a talented band, Shake Tauffler begins to slip the harness of his home and neighborhood to test himself in the raw world of the streets and nightclubs of Salt Lake and its outlying towns. His threatened parents intensify their attacks on his emerging sexual and moral consciousness. Jazz and its negro heroes still define him, but his church takes off its gloves to teach him that in God s eyes negroes are anything but heroes. The Huck Finn days of Journey are over; this is the rebel Shake, conflicted, torn, haunted by the faceless mystery of never being good enough and a hunger he can t name, roaming the night alone or with his hoodlum pals, looking for refuge in hot cars, chance girls, violence, the cry of his trumpet, the faces of the American night. In Of the World, the Shake we met in Journey takes on tougher obstacles, extends his reach, becomes streetwise, and continues to meet the senseless forces of his life openly, with courage, wit, defiance, joy, and wonder. He joins the Army and becomes a tanker. He embraces the freedom from his past, the simplicity and sense of life in the real world, and the chance to define himself from scratch among his fellow soldiers. But his past rears up when he falls in love and has to face the ruthless racial dogma his faith has tried to breed in him. He returns home, a man and a hero, to a family and church who are quick to remind him who and where he is. A mission when he turns nineteen lies just ahead. The road of the life he built is ending. One last defiant self-affirming act takes him across the American desert to close it down his way. As the promised continuation of the first book, Of the World is for readers who enjoy losing themselves in a big American story. It is alive with scenes that weave the lives of his family, his band, his church buddies, and his hoodlum pals into a rich, kaleidoscopic, constantly moving narrative. The reach of its settings takes in Salt Lake and its outskirts towns, the secret holy places of the Mormon Church, the landscapes of Nevada, California, Las Vegas, Kentucky, the Mojave Desert. Michael Strong, co-founder and COO of Zola Books, says this about the trilogy: Max Zimmer has written the Great American Mormon Novel. For decades, readers have depended upon a few extraordinary writers to understand fully what it means to be an American - Philip Roth, Julia Alvarez, Ralph Ellison, Erica Jong, John Updike. Zimmer has added a critical new dimension to our shared national understanding of who we are and how we got here in this sweeping narrative. Twelve-year-old Shake Tauffler s decade-long journey through the Mormon Church and beyond will resonate with all Americans who ponder their soul and place in our changing national portrait. Codice libro della libreria APC9780985448158

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