Pete Townshend has put pen to paper for another book, a novel called The Age of Anxiety.
He says, “Ten years ago I decided to create a magnum opus that would combine opera, art installation and novel. Suddenly here I am with a completed novel ready to publish. I am an avid reader and have really enjoyed writing it. I am also happy to say the majority of the music is composed, ready to be polished up for release and performance. It’s tremendously exciting.”
Set for publication on November 5th, the novel, which is set in London, "deals with mythic and operatic themes including a maze, divine madness, and long-lost children.”
Roger Daltrey, who published his autobiography last year, is amazed with the amount of work Pete still does:
"His work ethic is extraordinary. He does so much work. He writes all kinds of music. He's been working on an art project called Age of Anxiety, which is apt for today, isn't it?"
Townshend's other books include The Story of Tommy(1977), the short story collection Horse's Neck (1985),The Who's Tommy (1993),The Who: Maximum R&B(2004) and his 2012 memoir,Who I Am.