, 2000 - Fiction
- 172 pages
Agustin has just retired from his job as a music critic for a newspaper. Sebastian, a close friend and head of the entertainment section, encourages him to write his memoirs. As Sebastian enthusiastically devours the pages written by the music critic, the reader is dragged into Agustin's amorous world, his multiple affairs with Virginia Tuten, the violinist whose exotic Caribbean fire almost burned his marriage to the ground, with the pianist Clint Verret, who was not the only man in his life, with Clarissa Berdsley, a diaphanous horn player... Every musician with whom he became involved touched a new chord in him. And when he conquered a new musician, he got more than their bodies--he believed he had their deep purple, that inner melody that all of us strive to achieve.