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The Train in the Night: A Story of Music and Loss

Nick Coleman

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Published by Vintage, part of Vintage Publishing

Format: Paperback

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EAN: 9780099554332
Published: 7 Mar 2013

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2012 WELLCOME TRUST BOOK PRIZE

How do you lose music? Then having lost it, what do you do next? Nick Coleman found out the morning he woke up to a world changed forever by Sudden Neursosensory Hearing Loss.

The Train in the Night is an account of one man's struggle to recover from the loss of his greatest passion - and go one further than that: to restore his ability not only to hear but to think about and feel music, by going back to the series of big bangs which kicked off his musical universe.

The result a memoir not quite like any other. It is about growing up, about taste and love and suffering and delusion and longing to be Keith Richards. It is funny, heartbreaking and, above all, true.

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Nick Coleman was born in Buckinghamshire in 1960 but grew up in the Fens. Following a brief spell as a stringer at NME in the mid-1980s, he was Music Editor of Time Out magazine for seven years. This was followed by a dozen years as Arts and Features Editors at the Independent and Independent on Sunday. He has also written for The Times, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, US Vogue, Intelligent Life, GQ and The Wire - mostly about music but also books, sport and travel. He lives in Hackney with his wife and two children.

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