Boy on Fire

Boy on Fire The Young Nick Cave

Paperback (04 Mar 2021)

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Synopsis

An intensely beautiful, profound and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story, a portrait of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work which charts his family, friends, influences, milieu and, most of all, his music, it reveals how Nick Cave shaped himself into the extraordinary artist he would become. A powerful account of a singular, uncompromising artist, Boy on Fire is also a vivid and evocative rendering of a time and place, from the fast-running dark rivers and ghost gums of country-town Australia to the torn wallpaper, sticky carpet and manic energy of the nascent punk scene which hit staid 1970s Melbourne like an atom bomb. Boy on Fire is a stunning biographical achievement.

Book information

ISBN: 9781838953706
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 38285
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 700g
Height: 156mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 34mm