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Hands (a short story) by Joe Bunting
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Hands (a short story)

by Joe Bunting

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Clifford Brown (1) death (1) jazz (1) life (1) music (1) race (1)

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A marvelous little introspective story that weaves the theme of the musician's hands throughout the pages. A dying musician is reconnected to his favorite student but can only connect through the music they share. The characters are strong and true and very timely, especially Clifford Brown, the great jazz trumpeter, who is a very real and very touching presence. He died too young with so much music left inside him and that transcends the differences in age, race, and backgrounds, all themes presented here in compact form. Life and death is also a major theme, leading to the observation that the car was like a coffin. Shoulder problems lead to other problems, but through it all the hands and the music stay constant and lead to a conclusion that is ambiguous but hopeful. You will enjoy reading this story. ( )
  JayWarner | Apr 28, 2013 |
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