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[mild edgewear]. Trade PB "Strippers and Go-Go girls warm up the audience and straights and gays find Melody's bar a good place to pass an hour or make a pick-up. And then Melody Jones himself, his shrivelled arm partly disguised in a sequined tuxedo, brings real artistry to his songs and is often compared to Barbara Streisand by his fans. It is through their eyes and those of the barman, the pianist and other members of staff and clientele, that the romance and passion of Melody and a young married man is observed and followed to its inevitable climax. Melody's own sequined world of small town glamor emerges from his thoughts, fantasies and conversations and it is through his fantasy that he risks his destruction." The author's first novel, originally published in 1976; a stage adaptation was presented in Los Angeles, circa 2000.