Five Night Stand ePub õ Paperback

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Five Night Stand ePub õ Paperback ✓ Legendary jazz pianist Oliver Pleasant finds himself alone at the end of his career playing his last five shows hoping the music will draw his estranged family backFrank Severs a middle aged out of work journalist is at a crossroads as his longtime dreams and marriage grind to a standstillAnd piano prodigyCassady is desperately grasping for fulfillment before a debilitating disease wrenches control from her trembling fingersWhen Frank and Agnes come to New York to witness Oliver’s final five night stand the timeless force of Oliver’s music pulls the trio together Over the course of five nights the three refl What a beautiful book It's a love letter to jazz music first and foremost but also to Memphis New Orleans and New York Alley's evocative descriptions and unusual metaphors are as virtuousic as the main character's piano playing The unlikely intersection of the three main characters is fascinating and believable This may be a debut novel but it doesn't feel that way at all Poignant and unforgettable

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Legendary jazz pianist Oliver Pleasant finds himself alone at the end of his career playing his last five shows hoping the music will draw his estranged family backFrank Severs a middle aged out of work journalist is at a crossroads as his longtime dreams and marriage grind to a standstillAnd piano prodigy Agnes This first novel reads like a work from the ripest part of a successful author’s career Finely etched characters delineated with great insight and empathy and a plot that builds and builds toward a uniue and satisfying conclusion are two of its many strengths The story takes place mainly in New Orleans Memphis and New York City Memphis is at the center for reasons than just geographical and its evocation of the jazz scene in those three storied places is richly realized and reminiscent of Dorothy Baker’s Young Man with a Horn Alley’s narrative moves like Coltrane on a run and is rendered in prose as smooth as a Miles Davis solo I wanted to be among the first to praise the book with jazz similes He reminds us that Memphis isn’t just about the blues and rock and roll There is a whole culture of music here fertile inspiring and everlasting I didn’t want the story to end so it is a fine thing that the main characters have taken up permanent residence in my literary memory Readers of contemporary fiction rejoice A new artist has stepped up to the mic

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Five Night Stand Ect on their triumphs and their sorrows families forsaken ideals left along the wayside secrets kept Their shared search for meaning and direction in a fractured world creates an unexpected kinship that just might help them make sense of the past find peace in the present and muster the courage to face the futur I loved this story It's a sort of fictional biography about a man who's in his '80's and his love of music especially jazz He started playing as a child and never stopped He played all over and with some of the greats Five Night Stand refers to the last five nights he will ever play before he retires and moves from New York down to Mississippi to live with his niece A place where he hopes things have changed since he was last there and saw a young boy hanged for looking at a white woman During these five nights he has a table reserved for his children to come and see him but night after night it stays empty There is also a story about a young girl who loves music but is dying and a newspaper reporter who has just been laid off due to the times It's a terrific book about good times and sad times with a lot of history brought into it I loved this book and advise you to pick it up and do so too Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Net Galley for the chance to read and review this poignant story that I loved