The Nirvana Blues

A Novel

John Nichols

Holt Paperbacks

Download Image John Nichols The Nirvana Blues

Available Formats

BookeBook
The seventies are over. All across America, the overgrown kids of the middle class are getting their acts together--and getting older. The once-tight Chicano community of Chamisaville is long gone, and the Anglo power brokers control almost everything. Joe Miniver--faithful husband, loving father, and all-around good guy—is about to sink roots. To buy the land he wants, he dreams up a coke scam that will net him the necessary bread. Joe is also about to embark on a series of erotic adventures with three headstrong women, bringing him face-to-face with the terrors (and absurdity) of the modern man-woman scene.

This final volume in the New Mexico trilogy, like its predecessors, is a lusty, visionary novel that blends comedy and tragedy, reality and fantasy, tenderness and bite, to illuminate some very troubling truths about America--truths no less pointed and accurate today than they were twenty years ago.

John Nichols is the author of nine novels and six works of nonfiction. He lives in Northern New Mexico.

Connect with the Author

John Nichols

Official Sites


Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for The Nirvana Blues

“A work of genius . . . Hilarious.”—Newsday

“Transcendentally profound, also achingly funny . . . Like a wonderful poem, or a great restaurant.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“An epic scope, a wide-screen background, a large and varied cast of charming eccentrics and truly rotten villains.”—The Washington Post

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

John Nichols

John Nichols's New Mexico Trilogy, inaugurated in 1974 with the publication of The Milagro Beanfield War, has grown from regional stature to national appeal, from literary radicals to cult classics. Beloved for his compassionate, richly comic vision and admired for his insight into the cancer that accompanies unbridled progress, Nichols is the author of nine novels and six works of nonfiction. He lives in northern New Mexico.

John Nichols

John Nichols

Official Sites

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Nirvana Blues
A Novel
John Nichols

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
December 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466859623
ISBN10: 1466859628
540 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
February 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805063400
ISBN10: 0805063404
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 540 pages
$22.99
Back

From The Publisher

Holt Paperbacks

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back