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Utopia Avenue - by David Mitchell
Utopia Avenue is the strangest British band youíve never heard of. Emerging from Londonís psychedelic scene in 1967, and fronted by folk singer Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss and guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet, Utopia Avenue embarked on a meteoric journey from the seedy clubs of Soho, a TV debut on†Top of the Pops,†the cusp of chart success, glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome, and a fateful American sojourn in the Chelsea Hotel, Laurel Canyon, and San Francisco during the autumn of í68.

David Mitchellís kaleidoscopic novel tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenueís turbulent life and times; of fameís Faustian pact and stardomís wobbly ladder; of the families we choose and the ones we donít; of voices in the head, and the truths and lies they whisper; of music, madness, and idealism. Can we really change the world, or does the world change us?