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Trumpet

by Jackie Kay
£7.99   paperback  Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2011)

Trumpet by Jackie Kay This is the story of Joss Moody, a female jazz trumpet player who disguises herself as a man, and leads a complete life in her male guise - even marrying a woman and fostering a child.
 
It's this child - Moody's son - who relates the her story after she has died, finally coming to terms with the fact that his 'father' led a secret life.
 
Kay proves herself to be a skillful writer with this beautiful and compassionate first novel, which won the 1998 Guardian Fiction Prize.

ISBN 13: 9780330511827 | ISBN 10: 0330511823