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Mr. Chen's Sweet and Sour by Chuck Harris

Mr. Chen's Sweet and Sour

by Chuck Harris

192 pages
The Jazz Age. Two musician brothers experience love and loss.

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About the Book
Two brothers, living in the Jazz Age, look forward to a life in music. Morey, a violinist, had mentored younger sibling, Charley, a brash and ambitious prodigy who flees his hometown to play banjo with Manhattan's leading orchestras. He encourages Morey to join him. Paternal but jealous and lacking his brother's talent, Morey reluctantly agrees. And together they pursue their dreams.

The brothers' journey takes them from elegant ballrooms to Harlem speakeasies and from ocean liners to rehearsal halls and broadcast studios. Along the way Morey loses a love and Charley embarks on a passionate affair with a stunning fashion model.

The unlikely lynchpin of all this turmoil and glory is a Chinese restaurant on the City's upper west side, where key events in their lives are mourned or celebrated with the support of a kindly owner and his family.

Then tragedy strikes.



About the Author
Chuck Harris was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. After receiving his Ph.D. from Duke University, he and his wife moved to Northern Virginia. They currently live in Arlington. Chuck is the father of two and the grandfather of five boys. This is his first novel.



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