A Pure Drop: The Life of Jeff Buckley
I've written books where the subject has been willing to have their life turned inside out, and other books where the subject has been more elusive than Spiderman. There's a vast difference between someone not wanting to speak in their own defence, and someone not being able to do so, as is the case with Jeff Buckley. The writer Susan Orlean once compared this type of quest to being 'a little like studying animal tracks and concluding everything from the impression that it has left behind.' That's exactly how I felt as this book came together: what remains of Jeff Buckley is a handful of songs, some finished, some merely sketches, and the vivid memories he left behind. That's not a whole lot to go on, really.