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Double Concerto

   (4 reviews)

Most of Rick’s life was performed solo and in quiet. He told himself he liked it that way, preferring to keep even his closest friends away from his secrets. But an aggressive woman and a stranger in town found a way to bring out his inner music.

Small town life still exists like this. The pace is slow, and everyone knows your name. And your business.

Copyright © 2020 Parker Owens; All Rights Reserved.

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  • 1. Rites of Spring
    • 2,108 Words
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  • 2. Commendatore
    • 4,685 Words
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  • 3. La Calunna
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    • 31 Comments
  • 4. Idee Fixe
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  • 5. Capriccio
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  • 6. Pensato
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    • 27 Comments
  • 7. Tafelmusik
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  • 8. Wotan
    • 3,400 Words
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  • 9. Water Music
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  • 10. Isolde
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  • 11. Die Forelle
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  • 12. Obbligato
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  • 13. Duetti
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  • 14. Alla Marcia
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  • 15. Andante
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  • 16. Fireworks Suite
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  • 17. Prelude and Fugue
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  • 18. Ritornello
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  • 19. Libera Me
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  • 20. Pastorale
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  • 21. Quodlibet
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    • 1,548 Views
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  • 22. Nocturne
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  • 23. Intermezzo
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  • 24. Barcarolle
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  • 25. Poissons d'Or
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  • 26. Con Moto
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  • 27. Virtuoso
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  • 28. Apassionata
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  • 29. Contrapunto
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  • 30. Dissonance
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  • 31. Furioso
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  • 32. Subito Forte
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  • 33. Risoluto
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  • 34. Agitato
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  • 35. Rondo
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  • 36. Coda
    • 7,338 Words
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weinerdog

· Edited by weinerdog

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

Other readers will be for more eloquent then I in reviewing this story I'm just making sure this author gets his share of 5 star reviews and trust me he will probably before I'm done writing  this.

If you read this author's other stories you know that he's very good at taking his and other people's life experiences plus doing his due research in creating a story you can relate to.There are many stories on the GA site  about teenagers coming to terms about being gay and coming out.In this our main character Rick while no age is given I think it's safe to say he is in 40's and is still in the closet.Living in a small town where most of the people grew up with him or at least knows him well complicates thing in addition to a dominating  father who thinks he needs supervision even from a distance. 

His Job as the town's very respected Plummer has him cross path with a concert Pianist named Gus.From this point things are different and Rick tries to find a path to Gus.

The one thing that set this author's apart from other good writer's is while you root for his main characters you also openly cheer for them and feel the emotions they feel. Enjoy reading this story there is no doubt in my mind you will.

 

Response from the author:

Thank you so much for this very kind review. As you point out, there is no age standard of statute of limitations on coming to terms with who one is. Rick finally found someone who could help him find his own music.

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CincyKris

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

This is one of the most absorbing and heartfelt stories I have read, but don't worry, it's never cloying or mushy.  You will love some characters and hate a few.  The protagonist, Rick, grows and develops realistically and satisfyingly.  The side characters are entertaining and maddening, sometimes all at once.  While it was fun anticipating and devouring a chapter a week, this is one I would binge read in a couple of days!

Response from the author:

To read your immensely kind words about Rick’s story brought a big smile to my face. I hope growth and evolution appeared to be natural and unforced. Thank you! 

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84Mags

· Edited by 84Mags

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

Take your time and really enjoy the many details of this well written work, including each chapter title and orchestration references. The story is engrossing and the characters captivating. The reader is able to wander through small town life as we follow along with Rick, as he overcomes personal trauma and self doubt to find lasting friendships and love. Along the way we meet some interesting characters and challenging situations. I really love everything about this story. Rick, Gus and the good people of Eagle Lake will stay with you in the most satisfying way. 

Response from the author:

What a very thoughtful and lovely review! If this scrapbook of the summer in Eagle Lake made you smile, I can only hope it is because the people there captivated you as they did me. Thanks very, very much. 

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IanDaniels

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Absolutely wonderful story, one my favorites! I think many can relate to Rick. 🥰

Response from the author:

That's really nice of you to say so. Thank you for reading!

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