A Composer and His Parakeets, Ha Jin, A GOOD FALL

by Patti Abbott

This collection is set in Flushing, NY. In this story, an opera composer takes on the care of his girlfriend’s parakeet when she goes on the road. The parakeet comes to dominate the man’s life and affect his work. In fact, his grief after the bird’s death produces a greater second half to a work in progress. Simple, touching, honest. #61 Patti Abbott