Devil Sent the Rain: Music and Writing in Desperate America (Paperback)

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“WhateverTom Piazza writes is touched with magic." —Douglas Brinkley

Acclaimed author Tom Piazza follows hisprize-winning novel City of Refuge and the post-Katrinaclassic Why New Orleans Matters with a dynamic collection ofessays and journalism about American music and American character, in DevilSent the Rain.

“TomPiazza’s writing is filled with energy, and with tender, insightful words forthe brilliant and irascible, from Jimmy Martin to Norman Mailer. Time and timeagain, Piazza identifies the unlikely, precious connections between recentevents, art, letters, and music; through his words, these byways of popularculture provide an unexpected measure of the times.” —Elvis Costello

About the Author


Tom Piazza is the author of the novels City of Refuge and My Cold War, the post-Katrina manifesto Why New Orleans Matters, the essay collection Devil Sent the Rain, and many other works. He was a principal writer for the HBO drama series Treme and the winner of a Grammy Award for his album notes to Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey. He lives in New Orleans.

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“Tom Piazza’s writing is filled with energy and tender, insightful words for the brilliant and irascible, from Jimmy Martin to Norman Mailer. He identifies the unlikely, precious connections between recent events, art, letters, and music; through his words, these byways of popular culture provide an unexpected measure of the times.” — Elvis Costello

“Tom Piazza’s writing pulsates with nervous electrical tension—reveals the emotions that we can’t define.” — Bob Dylan



Product Details
ISBN: 9780062008220
ISBN-10: 0062008226
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: P.S.