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Joplin's Ghost

Tananarive Due

From the award-winning writer of The Good House, The Living Blood, and more, Joplin's Ghost is a chilling tale of a star-in-the-making whose life goes haywire as she is haunted by the ghost of a long-dead music legend. When Phoenix Smalls was ten, she nearly died at her parents' jazz club when she was crushed by a turn-of-the-century piano. Now twenty-four, Phoenix is launching a career as an R & B singer. She's living the life young artists envy and seems destined for fame and fortune. But a chance visit to a historical site in St. Louis ignites a series of bizarre, erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin. The music of Scott Joplin is strange enough to the ears of the hip-hop generation, but the idea that these antique sounds are being channeled by the protegee of rap superstar G-Ronn is nothing short of ludicrous. With growing violence in G-Ronn's inner circle and a ghost bent on living forever through her, Phoenix's life suddenly hangs in the balance," writes Tananarive Due. Can the power of her own inner song and the love of a music writer who believes in her give Phoenix the strength to fight to live out her own future? Or will she be trapped forever in Scott Joplin's doomed, tragic past?

From the award-winning writer of The Good House, The Living Blood, and more, Joplin's Ghost is a chilling tale of a star-in-the-making whose life goes haywire as she is haunted by the ghost of a long-dead music legend. When Phoenix Smalls was ten, she nearly died at her parents' jazz club when she was crushed by a turn-of-the-century piano. Now twenty-four, Phoenix is launching a career as an R & B singer. She's living the life young artists envy and seems destined for fame and fortune. But a chance visit to a historical site in St. Louis ignites a series of bizarre, erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin. The music of Scott Joplin is strange enough to the ears of the hip-hop generation, but the idea that these antique sounds are being channeled by the protegee of rap superstar G-Ronn is nothing short of ludicrous. With growing violence in G-Ronn's inner circle and a ghost bent on living forever through her, Phoenix's life suddenly hangs in the balance," writes Tananarive Due. Can the power of her own inner song and the love of a music writer who believes in her give Phoenix the strength to fight to live out her own future? Or will she be trapped forever in Scott Joplin's doomed, tragic past?
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From the award-winning writer of The Good House, The Living Blood, and more, Joplin's Ghost is a chilling tale of a star-in-the-making whose life goes haywire as she is haunted by the ghost of a long-dead music legend. When Phoenix Smalls was ten, she nearly died at her parents' jazz club when she was crushed by a turn-of-the-century piano. Now twenty-four, Phoenix is launching a career as an R & B singer. She's living the life young artists envy and seems destined for fame and fortune. But a chance visit to a historical site in St. Louis ignites a series of bizarre, erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin. The music of Scott Joplin is strange enough to the ears of the hip-hop generation, but the idea that these antique sounds are being channeled by the protegee of rap superstar G-Ronn is nothing short of ludicrous. With growing violence in G-Ronn's inner circle and a ghost bent on living forever through her, Phoenix's life suddenly hangs in the balance," writes Tananarive Due. Can the power of her own inner song and the love of a music writer who believes in her give Phoenix the strength to fight to live out her own future? Or will she be trapped forever in Scott Joplin's doomed, tragic past?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lizan Mitchell

Length:

21h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:44:39


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

50:42


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

51:27


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

50:34


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

32:02


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

47:21


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:24


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

31:42


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

42:45


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

50:41


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

33:18


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

45:14


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

36:20


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

40:37


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

31:29


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

43:53


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

41:57


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

46:57


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

54:09


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

54:55


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:07:29


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

30:38


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

36:46


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

14:34


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

29:43


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

50:41


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

01:07:52


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

08:53