Nightlife and Other Stories
Ethiopia 1972, New York City 1992, and Hong Kong 2032. Three stories set in three different time periods, all sharing the same milieu and mood of rainy streets, discreet nightclubs and watering holes where lost souls meet and part, some violently and others romantically. Love, missed connections, and soulful music mingle with drunken waltzes, warm reveries, new starts and regretful ends. More
In the first story, “Nightlife”, which is set in Ethiopia during the golden era of jazz music, an Imperial officer gives an enchanting nightclub performer an ultimative.
In “Nightshift”, a lost soul just off work wanders around ethnic New York City where he finds a esoteric tavern that fills him with warmth and life, and meets a mysterious woman who lights up his cold world.
The final story, “Nightwish”, is a noirish tale set in futuristic Hong Kong where a loner, who enjoys people-watching, longs for a sad and beautiful woman who dances quietly by herself. Their lives intersect and a single note changes it all.