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When Phoenix Smalls was ten she nearly died at her parents' jazz club when she was crushed by a turn of the century piano Now twenty four Phoenix is launching a career as an R B singer She's living out her dreams and seems destined for fame and fortune But a chance visit to a historical site in St Louis ignites. I picked this up at a wonderful used bookstore The Book Bank in Alexandria VA Seriously how someone could let this book go I don't knowSo awhile back I read a Due short story on my kindle I enjoyed it and she got added to my list the ever growing one of authors to try in novel form When I saw this book I figured why not Who doesn't love Scott JoplinYeah okay you're the one person And I don't like you so we're good Seriously go listen to Ragtime or Maple Leaf Rag You are most likely one those people who thinks Shakespeare writes in Old EnglishIn part the book deals with the uestion of sex and consent in particular in terms of gender and age There is much about music and the definition of music as well as being true to one's art There are true friendships between women In particular I love Gloria and Phoenix's relationship with her in particular in regards to what happens early in the book I love that Gloria stood her ground and Phee realized something Additional shout out to the lovely woman perhaps the owner at the counter She loved this book and we had a nice talk

Free read Joplin's Ghost

Joplin's GhostA series of bizarre erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime Scott Joplin The sound of Scott Joplin is strange enough to the ears of the hip hop generation But the idea that these antiue sounds are being channeled through Phoenix Her life is suddenly hanging in the balance How will she fi. I don't know why it took me so long to get around to reading this book I was probably pouting about having to wait for another one of the Blood Brothers series and nearly missed a national treasureI loved this book The Ghost thing may have kept me away for a while And maybe it did take me a few dozen pages to stop checking under the bed for the ghostI love the way Ms Due intertwines the historical life of Scott Joplin with the fictional life of an up and coming RB singer who finds herself possessed by Joplin's Ghost She easily makes the transition back and forth between the life of a black musician 100 years ago and the RBpophip hop scene of today with the dangers of syphilis years ago and gang violence todayBy the time I finished the book I felt like I knew the real Scott Joplin and I wondered if it isn't also Ms Due who is possessed by his ghost Joplin lives on through this bookThis is a must read I give it five stars

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Joplin's Ghost Free read õ 104 ↠ When Phoenix Smalls was ten she nearly died at her parents' jazz club when she was crushed by a turn of the century piano Now twenty four Phoenix is launching a career as an R B singer She's living out her dreams and seems destined for fame and fortune But a chance visit to a historical site in St Louis ignites a serNd her true voice and calling Can the power of her own inner song give Phoenix the strength to fight to live out her own future Or will she be forever trapped in Scott Joplin's doomed tragic past Stunningly original Joplin's Ghost is a novel filled with art and intrigue and is sure to bring music to readers' ea. I had a wildly uneven experience with this book It has some of the same problems that I have with most novels that try to tell two interconnected stories one historical one contemporary The historical story was easy to fall into but I kept losing interest during the contemporary timeline That might be all me rather than the book as I have very little interest in 1990's pop music or the lives of fictional 90's pop stars I was also a little uncomfortable with the mercifully few explicit sex scenes and some dubious consent issues The payoff toward the end was worth persevering for though and the prose lifted the story a little I think it was the audio performance by Lizan Mitchell that really made this book for me her pace her voices her emotion even the way she changed the whole persona of the narrator based on who's POV is being revealed were all outstanding