Strike the Father Dead is a novel by English poet, novelist, and critic, John Wain (1925 – 1994). It is the tale of a musician, Jeremy, who rebels against his conventional father.
Jeremy runs away to London, where he plays jazz for a living in seedy nightclubs. He forms a band with a talented black jazzman from Baltimore, trombonist Percy Brett and their success leads to a big offer from an American recording executive.
But on the eve of their greatest triumph, Jeremy and Percy become the targets of a vicious racial attack, a brutal assault that may have unexpected consequences for their musical future, and for Jeremy's relationship with his estranged father.
“A convincing tale, told with a tremendous gusto, full of genial sound and fury.” - Daily Express
Published by The Reprint Society in 1963.
With dust jacket. Book is in good condition. Binding intact.