5 Mar 2019
The Age of Anxiety
The first novel from Pete Townshend
will be published by Coronet on 5th November 2019
The Age of Anxiety is a great rock novel, but that is one of the less important things about it. The narrator is a brilliant creation – cultured, witty and unreliable. The novel captures the craziness of the music business and displays Pete Townshend’s sly sense of humour and sharp ear for dialogue. First conceived as an opera, The Age of Anxiety deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness and long-lost children. Hallucinations and soundscapes haunt this novel, which on one level is an extended meditation on manic genius and the dark art of creativity.
‘Ten years ago I decided to create a magnum opus that would combine opera, art installation and novel. Suddenly here I am with a completed novel ready to publish. I am an avid reader and have really enjoyed writing it. I am also happy to say the majority of the music is composed, ready to be polished up for release and performance. It’s tremendously exciting.’ ~ Pete Townshend
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1 thought on “The Age of Anxiety”
I work at the book’s publisher and am currently reading an advance copy of The Age of Anxiety and am LOVING IT! Yes, I like The Who’s music but I’m not obsessive and I probably don’t know a lot more than I do know. You don’t need to be a Who fan to love this book – the characters, the dialog, the atmosphere are magnificent! But I must say, I really got a kick out of Crow saying “We’re not the fuckin’ Who!”