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The Sculpture Gardener free pdf "Cities" reminisces about a lifetime spent living in and visiting great cities around the globe.In "Evidence," a middle-aged actor remembers two former girlfriends, opposites in every way, who presumably still own photographs of him naked."The Grand Tour" follows a small-time nineteen seventies crooner and his disparate bandmates on a hilarious American road trip.In "Grounded on Garbage," the pilot of a commercial jetliner accidentally touches down at the wrong airport, built on a precarious landfill seven miles away from the right airport."The Hijacking of the Dave Mandarine Band" examines what happens when a greedy nightclub owner and a dishonest musician cannot leave bandleading to the bandleader.In "Hope, for Now," a man remembers a lonely evening with a sweet young prostitute."The Impresario" satirizes another arrogant club owner and his mistreatment of the musicians who keep his business open."Jocelyn Davies" is a lovelorn singer whose sexual awakening dissolves a stalled relationship."Karla in the Closet" follows a lesbian's high-school sweetheart through two stunning reunions that span four decades.In "Keeping Score," a brilliant young math student has an affair with her English professor and offers him a novel way to remember her and her predecessors."La bataille des bandes" tours the world with a successful French Beatles tribute band that refuses to sing or speak English.In "Library Daydream," a novelist moonlighting as a library cataloger imagines things one might say to an uneducated employer.In "Madeira in Translation," a man reminisces about a beautiful young Brazilian he met on vacation and the communication they developed in the absence of words."The Mansfield Effect" recalls a comic one-night stand with an over-endowed drama student."Minton and Mistral" is a tragic love story about two conjoined twins.In "Nora in the Office," a man remembers the first time he made love with a colleague."Old Vienna" is a nonfiction interlude in which the author pays tribute to his hometown.In "Out of Sequence," a telekinetic tourist wreaks havoc on Key West's technocratic music scene."Perils of Paris" follows the misadventures of an accident-prone teenager."Piano Trio" describes a noisy sex romp taking place upstairs in an old woman's guesthouse.In "Saved by the Guitar Solo," the jazz buyer of a large Baltimore record store considers rock songs whose most attractive feature is their guitar solo."Scarred for Life" reveals the fixation of a young woman who as a little girl had witnessed a case of indecent exposure.In "The Sculpture Gardener," a Key West arts administrator turned call girl describes a sensual afternoon with her first client, a respected artist who had sat on her organization's board of directors.In "Second Thoughts," a young woman serving thirty years for killing her husband on their honeymoon discusses the crime with her new cellmate.In "The Siren of Salt Lake City," a musician remembers the most reckless one-nighter of his career."Sybil and Biff" are two college students, one sexually dynamic and the other merely tantalizing."The Teflon Hayseed" lampoons an illiterate county-government employee whose lack of credentials is no impediment to his career."The Time Traveler of Naples" is a second nonfiction interlude, about an eccentric Italian Renaissance composer whose music, centuries ahead of its time, nearly redeems his having murdered his first wife.In "The Trinity of Regret," a playwright recalls the disappointments that set the course of his life.In "Watching His Language," a CIA analyst adopts a ridiculous method to stop swearing in the workplace.And "Women" recalls the lovers with whom a young man came of age, if not into maturity.

About Hal Howland

Hal Howland is the author of After Jerusalem: Short Fiction, The Human Drummer: Thoughts on the Life Percussive, and Landini Cadence: A Rich Castillo Threesome, the last a winner of the Eric Hoffer Award for excellence in independent publishing and a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The Sculpture Gardener won an honorable mention in the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, and Howland's stories appear in volumes one and two of the Absolutely Amazing eBooks anthology Murder in Key West. Howland has released three award-winning, critically acclaimed jazz recordings, The Howland Ensemble, Reiko, and 10 Years in 5 Days, and has received a jazz fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Born in Washington, D.C., Howland lives in Key West, Florida. His Web site address is www.halhowland.com.

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Author : Hal Howland
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 24 March 2015
ISBN : 1508983364
EAN : 9781508983361
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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