The Pianist Who Liked Ayn Rand, A Novella & 13 Stories
by Gene Bell-Villada
Childhood overseas. Trying to find oneself as an artist. Growing up Latino. Music, musicians, and an eccentric musicologist. A statue, a cigarette, a moustache. A nightmarish piano recital. Abortive romances. Loneliness, silence. The problem of fascism. These are among the subjects evoked in this collection of fourteen pieces, both "straight," realistic stories and more "experimental" narratives.