The Big Wide Calm: A Novel

The Big Wide Calm: A Novel

by Rich Marcello
The Big Wide Calm: A Novel

The Big Wide Calm: A Novel

by Rich Marcello



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A young woman�s journey to find herself and create the perfect album

Paige is a rock star. The world just doesn�t know it yet. With a name like Paige Plant, how could she be anything but the future frontwoman of the next Led Zeppelin? She�s got the charisma, the drive, and, of course, the mega-musical skills. All she needs is to make her debut album, one that will change the world, inspire revolutions�and make her galactically famous along the way.

When John Bustin, a rich, reclusive, former semi-famous singer/songwriter offers to record Paige�s album for free, it feels like destiny, like the next step on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, like some strange attractor is pulling her in. Guitar in hand, Paige sets off to John�s recording compound, ready to unfold her future.

But the ever-elusive John, with his mysterious history, and Paige, a big dreamer but na�ve about her footing in life, clash as much as they coalesce. Before they can change the world through Paige�s music, the improbable duo must learn to work together, and in the process, discover their authenticity.

One part coming-of-age story and retrospective, one part rock and roll epic, The Big Wide Calm focuses a lens on human nature and the complexities of love through the eyes of young and old on the journey of creating the perfect album.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149293025
Publisher: Langdon Street Press
Publication date: 05/07/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 254
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

If Rich Marcello could choose only one creative mentor, he'd give the role to Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. This is not only because he currently resides in New England, where Jonathan started, but because of his life as a contemporary fiction author, poet and songwriter, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs he's written.

Rich grew up in New Jersey surrounded by song and word. For a while it seemed right to travel the musician's path, especially during his stint in his college folk group where he wrote and recorded his first original songs. Graduation led him down a different road. He enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies.

During his time in technology he never stopped creating art. Eventually, his love for song and the written word grew to the point where he walked away from his first career to pursue poetry, song, and fiction.
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