In The End of Music, Jamie Fitzpatrick’s two mesmerizing, interwoven narratives circle the lives of Joyce, a modern young woman navigating the fraught social mores of a small town in its post-war heyday, and her son, Carter, more than fifty years later, whose days as an aspiring rock star are over. As Joyce’s memories of the past begin to escape her, her son’s past returns to haunt him. Brilliantly and unflinchingly revealing the inner lives of his characters, Fitzpatrick offers an extraordinary novel, with two startling twists, about women, men, and reckoning with the past.
"The End of Music is one of the best books I have read this year…"
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"…one of the most hotly anticipated books of the fall season."
"From its pitch-percect opening to its crescendo conclusion Jamie Fitzpatrick's second novel is a ranging, honed exploration of the familial and artistic bonds that unite and divide, uplift and betray us."