By Dylan Hicks
"Do your self a prefer and skim this shrewdpermanent, delicate publication. The characters will hang-out you with their longing and encourage you with their candy, caustic wit. Dylan Hicks understands his tune and his prose is a music in itself."--Sam Lipsyte
"A continuously hilarious, hopes-dashed account of an indelible American personality: the con man." --Greil Marcus
Wade Salem is a charismatic aesthete, drug broker, and journeyman state musician. He's additionally a sophisticated father determine to this novel's narrator, whose cloudy youth turns into either clearer and extra complicated via Wade's tales, jokes, and lectures. in the course of the eyes of a keenly observant, underemployed checklist collector, Wade emerges as a sly, disruptive strength, instantaneously seductive and maddening.
Shifting among flashbacks from the seventies and nineties, "Boarded Windows" is a postmodern orphan tale that explores the fallibility of reminiscence and the burden of our social and cultural inheritance. Stylistically layered and searchingly lonesome, Dylan Hicks' debut novel captures the track and temper of the fading embers of America's boomer counterculture.
Dylan Hicks is a songwriter, musician, and author. His paintings has seemed in "The Village Voice," "The big apple Times," "Star Tribune," "City Pages," and "Rain Taxi," and he has published 3 CDs below his personal identify. A fourth, "Sings Bolling Greene," is a soundtrack to this novel and may be published in may possibly 2012. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, together with his spouse Nina Hale and his son Jackson. this can be his first novel.
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Ma, se mai, qui sorpresa,.. per carità. Partite! COUNT: Susanna, you seem agitated and confused. SUSANNA: Sir. I beg your pardon. But I’m just so surprised. For mercy’s sake, go! IL CONTE: Un momento, e ti lascio, odi. COUNT: (sits on the chair) One moment and then I’ll leave. Listen. SUSANNA: Non odo nulla. SUSANNA: I will hear nothing. IL CONTE: Due parole. Tu sai che ambasciatore a Londra il re mi dichiarò; di condur meco Figaro destinai. COUNT: Just two words. You know that the King has named me ambassador to London.
Figaro, unaware of the Countess’s new scheme, watches the Count open the note, in the process, pricking his finger on the brooch pin. Figaro rightly suspects that a clandestine love intrigue is afoot, but he does not imagine that his beloved Susanna is involved. The Count, in anticipation of his rendezvous, hurriedly concludes the ceremony, promising further celebrations that evening. Act IV: The garden of the chateau. The Count gives the note and its confirming brooch pin to Barbarina, the messenger.
SUSANNA: A Cherubino! SUSANNA: To Cherubino! BASILIO: A Cherubino! A Cherubin d’amore ch’oggi sul far del giorno passeggiava qui d’intorno, per entrar. BASILIO: Yes Cherubino! The love-child who hovers about here every morning, and passes in and out. Mozart’s Da Ponte Operas Page 64 SUSANNA: Uom maligno, un impostura è questa. SUSANNA: Wicked man. This is slander. BASILIO: È un maligno con voi chi ha gli occhi in testa? E quella canzonetta? Ditemi in confidenza; io sono amico, ed altrui nulla dico; è per voi, per madama?