Gene's grandfather, Cherokee, is a famous jazz musician and Gene travels the world with him. He loves the life and his only ambition is to be a musician too. But his aunt is totally opposed to the idea ...
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The answer, says his Aunt Joan, is a normal life, with rules and discipline. She finally succeeds in getting him away from Cherokee to her own house, where the only music allowed is the hum of the hoover! Is this the end of Gene's dreams, and what is really behind his aunt's hatred of music?
Escape seems the only answer - but life has a lot of surprises in store for Gene.
'most unusual, very authentic'
'original, beautifully fresh ... a memorable read'
'... many insights, conveyed with a light and humorous touch, into the dawning consciousness of the complexities of adult behaviour ... Cherokee is a surprising novel. It is written in the form of several diaries -- which Gene writes periodically -- and the comments he makes about life around him. It raises the concept of what being conventional means, and analyses the topics of traditional schooling versus the school of life; growing up, and making the right choices in life.'
'A major find'
'A nicely tongue-in-cheek story'
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