On August 14, 2014, Wiseblood Books will publish Master of Wednesday Night, by FJ Rocca. In this novel, two conductors vie for mastery over the symphony orchestra in a small American city. Pre-order a copy for $13.00 HERE. Pre-orders will ship on August 7.
In the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton, Master of Wednesday Night is the story of Eduard Vitolt-Bartholdy, an intransigent old-school European musician, devoted to his art, and Jeffreys Barthel, a brash, young, American pragmatist with a talent for self-promotion. Will youth triumph over wisdom, profession over art, money over music, so-called realpolitik over authentic genius? In probing this question, Master of Wednesday Night moves from the immediate conflict between innocence and experience back through the tragic history of Europe during the first half of the 20th Century. The young Barthel is forced to interrogate his own “success” in light of this moving meditation on the Maestro's long life, narrated by Viktor Kaminsky, the valet who has known it all.
We've recently reordered our Catalogue and expanded the ways by which you can pay for books. Check it out HERE. Learn more about Master of Wednesday Night and FJ Rocca, and read excerpts of the novel HERE.
With sincerest thanks,
Joshua Hren, Ph.D.