Novel's title is A THEATRE FOR DREAMERS (Bloomsbury Circus, April 2020).
1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen.
Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels.
Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a spellbinding novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost – and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.
More about the novel: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/theatre-f ... 526600554/
The Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/ ... son-review
Online YouTube promotion w/ David Gilmour:
April 1st 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE47uvIF5Zc (David Gilmour performs "Bird on the Wire" at 07:46 and "So Long, Marianne" at 30:08)
April 11 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zIoe_duKY8 (David Gilmour performs "Fingerprints" at 15:45 and "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" at 32:30)
Rolling Stone news: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... er-980307/ and https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... ts-982615/
Elsewhere in the broadcast, Gilmour and Samson say that they’ve been listening to little but Cohen during the past year or so. Gilmour says his current favorite song is “Going Home,” from Cohen’s 2012 LP, Old Ideas.