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On Wings of Song
On Wings of Song
Author: Thomas M. Disch
ISBN-13: 9780553250763
ISBN-10: 0553250760
Publication Date: 4/1985
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to describe this book. It depicts an America on the verge of starvation, with food riots in the cities and farmers being the new elite---elite who have to live in armed enclaves for safety. Fundamental religions are the order of the day, and flying is a major sin!
One young misfit wants to fly, and he and his young wife move to New York (the city where anything can be found) to do just that, but Daniel can't get off the ground. What does he do next?
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Born a maverick and misfit in the God-fearing Free State of Iowa, Daniel had to break loose. For this bastion of moral hypocrisy had robbed him of everything that made life worth living: his music, his freedom and Boa, the girl that he loved. Together, they set off for the decadent, seductive streets of New York City, to learn to fly. If you were wired just right, and found your perfect song, you could throw off the chains of the flesh and soar on wings of music.