The Violin Diary

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The Violin Diary
TVD Cover Artwork
AuthorEric M. Norcross
Cover ArtistE. Norcross
CountryUnited States
PublisherLuLu Publishing
ReleasedAugust, 2008
Media TypePaperback
ISBNISBN 978-0-557-02264-9 (Paperback)

The story begins on New Years Eve, in Times Square, New York City. Ezzie introduces himself as a New York City transplant and talks a bit his feelings towards the city. The story quickly progresses when Ezzie meets Carmen, a Colombian national working in New York as she researches her options for attending art school. The two quickly forge an awkward and often intriguing relationship. The tension thickens when Carmen ultimately decides to attend a school in Europe and possibly leave Ezzie in the city, alone once again.

The publisher's description is actually an excerpt from a previously published review by Shane Pitkin Barden. The excerpt of the review & description reads:

"The Violin Diary relates two love affairs - one with a woman, one with New York. Both seem to mirror the author’s perception of The City, that “Life in New York always seemed to be moving back and forth, up and down - up and down, back and forth like violin notes; notes that are impressively changing and always dramatic.” Perhaps what is most memorable about this story are the thoughts Norcross poses and then ponders. And there are myriad statements that gave me pause when I read them; some because they are concise gems, others because they document simple gestures that hint of epic proportion when I tilted my perception ever so slightly. While The Violin Diary, on the surface, is a compilation of memories, it is really about one’s heart: where it starts, where it ends, and everything in between. It’s the journey - the everything in between - that matters most because it is what truly defines us."




Carmen's Brother