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Description - Audition and Other Stories by Roger Hecht

This fine collection of short fiction tells of the turning points, unsettling recollections, and ambiguous boundaries of winning and losing. The novelette "Audition" takes a trombonist through the intense preparation and audition for a major symphony orchestra. In "Dream Date," a middle-aged man seeks out a high school girlfriend, with unexpected results. "Meet not Cute," another story with a musical background, describes a relationship through a series of odd and highly memorable encounters. "Alicia" is a lonely girl in a mountain village who yearns for escape and is given the opportunity from a most unwelcome source. "The Errant Knight" portrays a chess match involving a player who is haunted by missed opportunities. These and other stories provide an outstanding new collection by an author whose excellent storytelling will please anyone who likes credible fiction, skillfully told. "Roger Hecht has given us an insightful, accurate and compelling look into the demanding, exhilarating and life-changing entry portal into a symphony orchestra: 'Audition.'
Hecht's story has the sound and feel of the real thing, and readers will never again attend a concert without bringing to mind his cast of characters and their musical, emotional, and interpersonal journey that led them to a coveted position on stage-or not." -Douglas Yeo, Professor of Trombone, Arizona State University; Bass Trombonist, Boston Symphony Orchestra (retired)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780984654314
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: English Hill Press
Publisher: English Hill Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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