The Age of Anxiety: A Novel (Paperback)
In his debut novel, rock legend Pete Townshend explores the anxiety of modern life and madness in a story that stretches across two generations of a London family, their lovers, collaborators, and friends.
About the Author
Pete Townshend is the lead guitarist and principal songwriter of The Who -- one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century, selling over 100 million records worldwide -- and the composer of the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia.
"A cracking story about sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll."—Mail on Sunday EVENT
"A dazzling whirligig of a novel, featuring reclusive rock stars-turned-seers, visions of heaven and hell, young musical pretenders, artists and groupies."—Daily Express
"Setting his novel in the milieu he knows in all its excess, Townshend directs a cast of memorable characters while examining themes of creativity, genius, music, and love."—Daily Mail
"The scope of The Age of Anxiety is broader than first appears: this modern-day fable dwells on creativity and madness."—Radio Times