The Sound Collector by Janet Parkinson
Approx. 44,660 words.
Published on May 4, 2012.
Some people follow their favorite band—Jay follows the Poet, going to his readings, memorizing every poem. Instead of recording bootlegs, Jay collects the sound vibrations of the poems in small glass jars, capturing their essence. But after years of fandom, a chance encounter makes Jay realize the depths of his own loneliness. Will a desperate trip to Bangkok give a new meaning to his life?