Stories When Roscoe Jones a one time trumpet prodigy loses his finger he loses than his ability to play Instead of becoming a musician he becomes the superintendent of the Chicago apartment building where
When Roscoe Jones, a one time trumpet prodigy, loses his finger, he loses than his ability to play Instead of becoming a musician, he becomes the superintendent of the Chicago apartment building where he has lived since birth Very soon, his life is no longer his own he fades into the background, plumbing and fixing and toiling for the tenants populating the elevenWhen Roscoe Jones, a one time trumpet prodigy, loses his finger, he loses than his ability to play Instead of becoming a musician, he becomes the superintendent of the Chicago apartment building where he has lived since birth Very soon, his life is no longer his own he fades into the background, plumbing and fixing and toiling for the tenants populating the eleven stories above him Although they hardly notice him as anything but a working part of the building, he develops a sometimes uncomfortable intimacy with the details of their complicated lives Every night, in the privacy of his basement quarters, alone with his secret longings, he plays his trumpet That is until the evening he climbs to the roof to play in public for the first time in fifty years and the course of his life is irrevocably changed For some, losses may turn, unexpectedly, to gain For Roscoe, the relationships he forms with the tenants two, in particular justify the amputation of his finger and the forfeiture of his dreams This is a story about sacrifice and service, longing and love and the abiding hopefulness of the human heart that connects us all.
Stories Cander, Chris Books Stories by Chris Cander is a collection of vignettes about the relationships a superintendent has with tenants in eleven of the apartments in his building Written from the point of view of Roscoe Jones who has lived in the building since he was born, this book explores how the relationships and intimacy we share with people irrevocably shapes who we are and influences the choices we make in life. Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately Literary Hub Jul , Very Short Stories You Must Read Immediately From Lydia Davis to George Saunders to Sofia Samatar By Emily Temple Because all the stories I received were worthy and many were technically ambitious when it came to language and form, by which I guess I mean experimental But what the hell. September Attacks Facts, Background Impact HISTORY Sep , On September , , militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States Two of Never Forget The Important Stories You Need To Hear Sep , Never Forget The Important Stories You Need To Hear Shaken Up Not surprisingly, my entire sense of reality was shaken after But terrorism At the age of , this was Rick Rescorla It s also important to point out, though, the Survivors Stories Of Miraculous Escape PHOTOS Survivors Stories Of Miraculous Escape PHOTOS By Sarah Medina The words and Good News don t really go together But as the country commemorates the eleventh anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, we decided to look for those few tales of positivity and hope that emerged in the aftermath of the event. The Story Behind the Haunting Photo of a Man Falling Sep , T he most widely seen images from are of planes and towers, not people Falling Man is different. The photo, taken by Richard Drew in the moments after the September
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