By Thomas E. Kennedy
Underneath the Neon Egg is a unique of jazz, violence, intercourse, dying, love, and the underbelly of lifestyles, set within the low gentle of a Copenhagen iciness. it's the tale of Patrick Bluett, a forty-three-year-old Irish-American in Denmark, divorced and navigating his courting along with his college-age youngsters, looking for existence in a brand new nation. it's also the tale of his neighbor, a guy in an identical condition who turns into his friend—and turns into entangled with a Russian prostitute.
The novel borrows its four-part constitution from John Coltrane’s majestic jazz symphony A Love very best, which Patrick Bluett listens to as he gazes out the window on the frozen streets of his followed urban, ignorant of occasions within the condo around the corridor, and blind to the implications his pal will meet—or will, probably, get away.
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