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A Version of Reason

Rob Jovanovic

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Rock & Pop music, Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

The missing Manic - an authoritative look into the life and times of Richey Edwards, the Manic Street Preachers' guitarist who disappeared in 1995.

The disappearance of Richey Edwards, troubled guitarist with the Manic Street Preachers, is one of rock and roll's great unresolved mysteries. His Vauxhall Cavalier was found abandoned in a service station car park near the Severn Bridge, a notorious suicide spot, in February 1995, a fortnight after Edwards had last been seen.

The location of the car and the tape left in the deck - Nirvana's album In Utero - tended to point to one conclusion. However, it almost seemed too obvious a statement and in A VERSION OF REASON, Rob Jovanovic unravels the complicated life and final days of Richey Edwards.

Piecing together testimony from those close to Edwards Jovanovic seeks to produce an authoritative account of the life and times of Richey Edwards.

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Praise for A Version of Reason

  • His [Jovanovic] empathy for both man and myth is touching - METRO

  • A dazzling read... A triumph of music journalism, this is one of the best books on a story that has now entered rock mythology. - EVENING HERALD (Dublin)

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