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Overture by D.G. Parker


by D.G. Parker

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Eric is a famous blind piano concert artist; putting together the art and the blindness, and the man is treated as a china doll from all the people around him. But Eric is not a doll, he has feelings and he likes simple things; he likes how his lover Dave treats him, like a play partner and not like a icon to idolize. But Dave is far and he is since 6 long months, so long that Eric is beginning to suspect that he will no more can back. And then Eric meets Dante, a New York cab driver, funny and easy, and Eric is facing an hard decision: he is ready to move on on his relationship with Dave?

The story is short, 50 pages, but I like it: it's very Christmastime, all glittering and sparks, even more since it's setting in a posh New York hotel. Eric's disability is maybe a bit too much underlight, since he was blind all his life and I was expecting him to be more independent, but you have also to consider that he has no steady point in his life, always living in hotel rooms around the country, and so not having reference point to build his world.

Dante is a nice character, but we only "sees" him through Eric's eyes (pun intended...) and so I don't know his reason, I have the feeling that he is young and very much fascinated by the public person that is Eric, but not in a bad way. He can be good for Eric, and being at the beginning of his adult life, he can build it around Eric.

  elisa.rolle | Dec 13, 2008 |
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While on tour, Eric is treated like a spun-glass ornament. His lover Dave didn’t. But without him around, Eric is considered too fragile to be on his own. So when his reserved car doesn’t show before rehearsal for his Christmas Eve concert, he’s entrusted to a cabbie given strict instructions of where to take him. Eric doesn’t expect it to be a new road … but hope is a hallmark of Christmas.
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