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That Poor Jazz Summer
(Umbrellas Part I)
Six-year old introverted prodigy, Richard "Kingfish" Hawkes, one of four children
of a struggling Jazz pianist loved books, radio programs, dogs and trains. His solitary world changed as the 1948 Chicago
neighborhood transitioned with burgeoning southern migration, hobos, transient World War II veterans, urban decay, emerging
machine politics and organized crime. Supporting him through this epiphany were the venal local political organizer, his mystic
Native American paternal grandmother and his two new best friends ---- 7 year-old mischievous German private school honor
student neighbor Rabbit and 8 year-old affable hypersensitive Italian classmate Joey, the son of a mid-level mob boss.
Patriarch Papa Hawkes
would lament, "It's like a losing game of Monopoly, you build up your empire and think you are going to bust the game
wide open. Then the dice turn cold and you lose on every turn until all you have left is a mortgaged house on the cheapest
street on the board".
The Hawkes family Native American and military historical heritage is chronicled in back story vignettes
of Custer’s Last Stand, the Spanish-American War and the racially charged Brownsville Texas Incident.
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The Library, the Epiphany (Umbrellas Part II)
In this sequel to “That Poor Jazz Summer” the six year old prodigy is now a 25-years old Army
elite Special Operations unit International operative returning home for the funeral
of a friend who was murdered. Although under investigation for improper conduct and facing possible legal charges
himself ---he is relentless in the pursuit of the murderer
and resolute to expunge any and all accusations. Friends and foes from the “old neighborhood” assist
and hinder the quests traversing through exotic locales, slums, and une garçonnière Assisting are a former
baseball teammate who is now an organized crime boss and an affable street hustler.
reunions with lovers including the wealthy socialite former librarian/mentor as
old scores are settled and smoldering flames rekindled. Richard Hawkes has an epiphany realizing that he can no
longer pursue this adventurous precarious lifestyle and vows to change. .