The Resource Late arcade, Nathaniel Mackey

Late arcade, Nathaniel Mackey

Label
Late arcade
Title
Late arcade
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Mackey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nathaniel Mackey's Late Arcade opens in Los Angeles on September 14, 1983. A musician known as N. writes the first of a series of letters to the enigmatic Angel of Dust. N. is a part of the jazz sextet Molimo m'Atet, which has just rehearsed a new tune composed by fellow band member Djamilaa. Horn players Lambert and Penjuin read a chapter from the Egyptian Book of the Dead with lips clothespinned shut as N. on trumpet, Djamilaa on synthesizer, Aunt Nancy on bass, and Drennette on bongos and conga mingle with strut and struff in a cosmic hymn to the sun god Ra. N.'s epistolary narration follows the musical goings-on of the ensemble as they play gigs around Los Angeles, as well as in Santa Cruz and Detroit. N. suffers from what he calls "cowrie shell attacks" and is possessed by a figure named Dredj, who turns into a conduit for dreams. Balloons appear as the musicians perform. One balloon materializes in bed between Dredj and Djamilaa, bearing a message of a late arcade, a mall with its roof blown off and music in Dredj's ear that keeps him wandering from booth to booth all night. The balloons follow Drennette home, and she and Penguin become bound by a deep secret. Is this what love's late arcade has to offer? Will it last longer than captured breath?"--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mackey, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.A3166
LC item number
L38 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
From a broken bottle traces of perfume still emanate
Series volume
volume five
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musicians
  • Bands (Music)
  • Jazz
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Late arcade, Nathaniel Mackey
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925217
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
A New Directions Paperback Original.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780811226608
Lccn
2016037893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951925217
Label
Late arcade, Nathaniel Mackey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951925217
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
A New Directions Paperback Original.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9780811226608
Lccn
2016037893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951925217

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