The Great American Songbook

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Pub Date: 05/08/2018

Pages: 182

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

Imprint: A Strange Object

ISBN 13: 9780989275996

ISBN 10: 098927599X

Price: $14.95

Category: FICTION / Literary

The Great American Songbook

By Sam Allingham

Price: $14.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

For the characters in these stories, love and music are almost indistinguishable. A famous songwriting duo is destroyed by their creative differences, a jazz musician is consumed by his inability to speak or play, a man takes a pop song literally and charts his love onto buildings. These stories cover songs and riff on melodies. They unearth chords that bridge the gap between past and present. A playful, elegant debut collection, The Great American Songbook explores the profound hold that music has on our lives.

About the Book

A playful, elegant debut story collection, The Great American Songbook explores the profound hold that music has on our lives.

Author

Sam Allingham grew up in rural New Jersey and Philadelphia. After graduating from Oberlin College, he worked for many years as a music teacher for adults and small(ish) children, before receiving an MFA from Temple University in 2013. His work has appeared in One Story, American Short Fiction, Epoch, n+1, The Millions, and Full Stop, among other publications. He currently lives in West Philadelphia and teaches at Temple University.