Beautiful Piece

Beautiful Piece By Joseph G. Peterson, Beautiful Piece During a deadly Chicago heat wave that s claiming hundreds of lives Robert who s stuck in his apartment alone fears he s going to be the next victim In the apartment above him lives a shell shocked
  • Title: Beautiful Piece
  • Author: Joseph G. Peterson
  • ISBN: 9780875806297
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beautiful Piece By Joseph G. Peterson, During a deadly Chicago heat wave that s claiming hundreds of lives, Robert, who s stuck in his apartment alone, fears he s going to be the next victim In the apartment above him lives a shell shocked Vietnam veteran who talks obsessively about the corpses of his war experience while alternately listening to Die Meistersinger and Madama Butterfly.One day, Robert venturesDuring a deadly Chicago heat wave that s claiming hundreds of lives, Robert, who s stuck in his apartment alone, fears he s going to be the next victim In the apartment above him lives a shell shocked Vietnam veteran who talks obsessively about the corpses of his war experience while alternately listening to Die Meistersinger and Madama Butterfly.One day, Robert ventures forth into the searing heat to gas up his car Immediately he encounters enigmatic Lucy who is trying to escape her brutal fianc , Matthew Gliss On a whim, Lucy invites Robert to her apartment where she shows him her mysterious tattoo and tells him of her dangerous life with Matthew Gliss She warns Robert that if Matthew ever catches them together he should run, not walk, because Matthew won t think twice of killing him.So begins the risky, short lived relationship that leads to a chilling climax Each of Robert s increasingly hallucinatory recollections of what happened during the heat wave leads him to profoundly question his own culpability.
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    1. Joseph G. Peterson

      Joseph G Peterson is the author of six novels and a short story collection As a kid he ran through the fields with his brothers chasing rabbits he fished ponds and rivers for carp he played kick the can with the neighborhood kids And then he matriculated to the University of Chicago where he received his BA in General Studies He tended bar when you could smoke cigars in bars he labored for the bricklayers who threw bricks at him for quoting poetry on the scaffolds He still reads Wordsworth and Yeats He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters.His work has appeared in Banango Street, Akashic Books, Disembodied Text, Anthology of Chicago, Exquisite Corpse, New Millennium Writings, and other journals.

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    1. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The beauty of genre work is also its curse, and the thing that mostly defines it as a genre piece to begin with namely, almost all stories written within a certain genre are nearly identical in their generalities, with it being all about the tiny little details when it comes to a fan of that genre liking this partic [...]


    2. On page 66 of Chicago author Joseph G Peterson s fabulous and hallucinatory noir Chicago heatwave novel Beautiful Piece he writes, Life is repetitious Oh, I know That s what I love about it Which he then repeats several times And that s the thing about this novel, the scenes and dialog endlessly repeat, constantly circling back and collapsing into themselves, while slowly releasing and details and expanding on what you think you know as the story both soars and grinds towards what will clearly [...]


    3. This is a simple story made into a complicated one by repetition, which often made it difficult to read But ultimately the repetition really made me think, and really strengthened the book The basic story is of a young man named Robert who is wandering aimlessly through life, and drifts into an ill fated relationship with a young woman named Lucy, who takes Robert back to her place one day despite having a long time fiancee who may or may not be a psycopath Robert also has three friends, the pla [...]


    4. I saw someone on the train with this book and I found the quote on the back intriguing A Gritty Noir Novel Set During A Chicago Heatwave d being a lifelong Chicagoan, a lover of most things Chicago and a HUGE fan of noir, I took the leap.The story is a well written noir type story No doubt The characters deep and complex I must admit though, the style of writing, the intentional repetition, was maddening If I never hear the word fetid or claptrap again I ll breathe a sigh of relief Actually I ll [...]


    5. This book is the novel s equivalent of the sestina, in a way It uses repetition throughout, unrolling and rolling back in on itself as a means of unpacking the story It s also a literary means of portraying how memory actually works, or, at least, inner monologues, where we often tell ourselves the same things over and over, and how we still manage to mix things up And all this is to tell the story of an event, so than a series of events, becoming meditative and introspective as the story stretc [...]


    6. Billed as noir but didn t fit the bill, in my opinion Still, the characters were great in line with what I m reading now eeeee eee eeee than a gritty noir story Kept me reading, but mostly in the hopes something really weird and terrible was gonna happen While it s ending is dark, it wasn t unexpected The other thing that bugged me was the intentional repetition of the writing It was a pretty overt stylistic gimmick that I was hoping would end up having a purpose like the narrator was actually [...]


    7. Joseph G Peterson, AB 88AuthorFrom our pages Mar Apr 10 During a brutal Chicago heat wave, the unemployed and alcoholic Robert meets Lucy at a gas station They start a dangerous affair that, if discovered, could enrage her gun wielding fianc This noir style novel about a lonely man s relationships is the first in the Northern Illinois University Press s series dedicated to Midwestern fiction.


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