Based on interviews with his long-time friend and journalist Sean O’Hagan, the iconic singer-songwriter's stunning new book reflects on various themes from collaboration to catastrophe and grief to creativity, with immense honesty and intimacy.
Signed Edition - signed by both authors
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Sunday Times Music Book of the Year 2022
Faith, Hope and Carnage is a book about Nick Cave’s inner life.
Created from more than forty hours of intimate conversations with the journalist Seán O’Hagan, this is a profoundly thoughtful exploration, in Cave’s own words, of what really drives his life and creativity.
The book examines questions of belief, art, music, freedom, grief and love. It draws candidly on Cave’s life, from his early childhood to the present day, his loves, his work ethic and his dramatic transformation in recent years.
Faith, Hope and Carnage offers ladders of hope and inspiration from a true creative visionary.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
'An extraordinary, uplifting book... this is a book you could dip into if you had no knowledge of Cave at all, just to find someone unafraid to ask all the big questions: what is grief? What is forgiveness?... everyday carnage has brought forth a book of hope and freedom and life' - Daily Telegraph
'This beautiful book is a lament, a celebration, a howl, a secular prayer, a call to arms, a meditation & an exquisite articulation of the human condition. It will take your breath away' - Rachel Clarke, Observer
'Illuminating... a great deal of beauty in Cave's descriptions of the "strange reckless power" that comes when the worst has happened... if it meets a need for Cave, it also feels like a gift to the reader' - Sunday Times
'An absolutely wonderful book. I don't think I've ever read so integrated and searching an engagement with how faith works, how creativity works, and how grief is bound up with both' - Rowan Williams
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“Uplifting and unexpected”
An excellent discussion about creativity, bereavement and faith (and any number of other subjects) which is unputdownable. Outside of his time with The Birthday Party, I'm really not an expert on Cave's... More
“The Bats are finally released.”
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