by Richard French
This short story is about two women who attend a conference in Toronto for composers of classical music. Celia Fortier, who has written music for many decades, wants a boost into the final phase of her working life. Nan, her temporary secretary for the week, is the great-niece of Celia's mentor. Nan's father and Celia once had an affair. After a rocky introduction to life in the city, Nan wants to find a path that will work for her. The story begins at a point of tension between the two women and builds on this unpromising start to a friendship.
About the author
Richard French was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1942. He decided when he was in the 8th grade that fiction writing would be at the center of his life. He has written more than a dozen novels now available on Kindle and as print on demand paperback from Amazon's CreateSpace. His website is http://www.rfrenchnovelist.com.
After graduating from the University of Chicago, he served in the American army for four years with almost three as a Lao linguist. He has dabbled in the theatre and worked in the banking business in the Boston area. In later life, he served as a pastor of a Lutheran Church-Canada congregation in Sudbury, Ontario. He now lives in Toronto and works part-time at a mid-town congregation.READ MORE
Zack Pospieszynski designed book covers for his novels. Zack is former director of Toronto's Peak Gallery and is now Program Director, at an innovative gallery called Matter.COLLAPSE