Rat House

Rat House

by David Friedman
     
 
Rat House is a picaresque journey of five young men trying to make it as a musical group in grunge era Seattle. Not grunge, pop, orheavy metal, their band, One Hand Clapping, must make a place for themselves in Seattle's music scene. Will, the guitar player, chronicles their misadventures with humor and wit, always seeking the deeper meaning of things. Rat House is

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Rat House is a picaresque journey of five young men trying to make it as a musical group in grunge era Seattle. Not grunge, pop, orheavy metal, their band, One Hand Clapping, must make a place for themselves in Seattle's music scene. Will, the guitar player, chronicles their misadventures with humor and wit, always seeking the deeper meaning of things. Rat House is the anti-cliché of the predictable rock and roll novel.

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donsloanauthor.wordpress.com/ - Don Sloan
"Unfortunately, poverty stalks the artist like a wolf, its prey, and the artist embraces poverty like a lover." So observes Will, the lead guitarist in a Seattle grunge band called One Hand Clapping. Author David Friedman tells this story of an ill-fated musical group in search of rock stardom, and tells it very well.

This book--loaded with wonderful turns of phrase--chronicles the journey of the five-man band and its search for popular acclaim.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148226345
Publisher:
David W. Friedman
Publication date:
01/25/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
158
File size:
174 KB

Meet the Author

David Friedman is a short story author, novelist, screenwriter, musician, and film editor. He studied Creative Writing at the University of Washington under author and Pulitzer Prize nominated poet Jana Harris. David also has a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

David Friedman is a short story author, novelist, award-winning screenwriter and film editor. He studied Creative Writing at the University of Washington and has a Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

His short stories and essays have appeared in "The Fiction Primer", "Diet Soap", the anthology "In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in a Post-9/11 World", and"Magnitizidat", a ‘zine he published and edited in Portland, Oregon. His story, "Shoes That Hurt" was chosen best of issue in "The Fiction Primer".

David wrote and appeared in the award-winning short film, "Covenant", about a young Hasidic student who witnesses the brutal murder of his fiancée and seeks revenge against the racist skinheads who perpetrated the attack. He has also edited the award-winning documentary "The Shoe Store: An Actor’s Journey." David was a member of the Seattle punk band Meat Cigars.

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