Jazz Stories, a wonderfully funny, nostalgic and zany collection of short stories like only Professor Arturo aka Arthur Pfister can write, is currently in production and should be out in late August. It was out of print for several years and is now back by popular demand through DVille Press. An adept poet, Pfister rightfully refers to his stories as "piction" -- a combination of poetry and fiction, and the riffs and rhythm of jazz music are audible as the reader is immersed in the sights, sounds and characters of his native city New Orleans. No one writing today captures New Orleans neighborhoods and their inhabitants with the same zest and imagination as the Professor!
About the author:
Arthur Pfister IS the voice of Treme and the New Orleans that birthed jazz! His stories in this wonderful collection are each in its own right part of that rhythm -- funny, edgy, poignant and brilliant just as he, the city's native son, is. This book and his earlier collection of poetry, My Name Is New Orleans, are sure to become classics. We are fortunate that despite Professor Arturo moving to Connecticut after Hurricane Katrina, the voices that inspire his prolific writing are still rooted in his formative years in the Crescent City.
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