By Geoffrey Becker
During this humorous, touching assortment approximately tune, identification, liars, and love, Geoffrey Becker brings us into the lives of people that have come to a turning element and we could us watch as they take, despite the fact that clumsily, their subsequent steps.
In the name tale, an getting older black singer who plays simply Elvis songs regardless of his vintage bluesman appears to be like has his typical spot on the neighborhood blues jam threatened via a newly arrived Asian American with the not going identify Robert Johnson. In “Man Under," associates suffering to be rock musicians in Reagan-era Brooklyn locate that their entrance door has been got rid of through their landlord. An aspiring author discovers the afterlife involves being the stand-in for a recognized writer on an unending e-book travel in “Another Coyote Story." Lonely and adrift in Florence, Italy, a tender guy poses as a journey advisor with an paintings background measure in “Know Your Saints." And in “This isn't a Bar," an easy evening in town for a middle-aged guitar scholar and jazz buff becomes a disagreement along with his previous and an exploration of what's or isn't real.
In his depictions of suffering performers, artists, expectant mom and dad, tourists, con-men, quickly hired teachers, or even the lately deceased, Becker asks the query, that are extra very important: the tales we inform people or those we inform ourselves?
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Black Elvis by Geoffrey Becker