By Brian Bossetta:
The Piano Keys
| |His Novel released on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21st March The death of a schoolfriend in the army causes old wounds to resurface, and those remaining are forced to re-evaluate their lives in comparison. This is a poignant tale of love, tolerance and redemption. When Stephanie called Dean to tell him that Percy had been killed in Iraq, it was the first time he had heard from her since she had told him to 'go to hell' the night of their Senior Prom nearly three years earlier. He certainly never expected to hear from her again - at least not with the news that Percy was dead. Dead at 20, killed in Fallujah, Iraq, by a sniper's bullet just a few weeks before Christmas. Now, it is September 2011, only a few days before the the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, and Dean hears from Stephanie again. He knows this has something to do with Percy. You see, Stephanie was in love with Percy - and Dean was in love with her. They were in the same class at Lakeside Christian Academy, an all-white high school in North Lake, Lousiana, a small suburb of New Orleans. Well, all white, except for Percy.
Sample Review from Amazon:
I loved the premise of this book, and Mr. Bossetta's page-turning execution of the narrative was superb. I cried several times while reading it, and found myself lost in the world created in the book for several hours after I was finished reading. The emotional honesty of the characters was very real to me, which I think is a hallmark of a fine young adult book. Hope to read more from this talented author!
(an excerpt from The Piano Keys
is included as the Prolog in volume 6 of the Crimson Cloak charity Anthologies NEW BEGINNINGS
|Trail of Smoke|
Short story in Love Matters, Volume 3 of the Crimson Cloak Anthologies