Whistler's Club by Chris James    Whistler's Club
by Chris James

Whistler's Club by Chris James

  Drama
  Violence
  Sexual Situations
  Rated Mature 18+

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    Author Introduction

    This story continues the trilogy that began with Angels in the Choir, written in 2007. There will be a final installment, a third story to complete my thoughts.
    In considering the vehicle with which to carry my characters in this story I chose a classical approach. The writings of Charles Dickens (1812-1870) gave us a glimpse of the class structure in England at the time he began writing. David Copperfield and Oliver Twist are probably his best known works, much of it autobiographical in nature.
    The reader will probably best remember Oliver Twist through the films that were produced in the last century, and although good works they do not present Mr. Dickens' real story, not at all. To get the flavor of his world, his London at that time in history, one must read the book. I found a great similarity between that old London era and the one that existed in Baltimore at the time this was written. People respond to the pressures of life in much the same fashion no matter what the time or place. With no apology to Mr. Dickens, I have kept his work in mind as I wrote my story.
    The Baltimore of the late seventies and early eighties was a place of transformation, not all of it good. For decades the city had flourished and then flopped, leaving many residents wallowing in poverty. But while the elderly might depend upon a government handout, there was nothing for the younger generations, nothing that would be considered legal.
    This story is a glimpse of the lives in only one part of that city. The fictional characters will serve to amuse and then share the ultimate sadness that comes from living a misdirected life. No one could change them, they had it all figured out like most young people.
    I lived there for a time and viewed much of the activity mentioned in these pages, it makes me uniquely qualified to write this story. Someone had to give meaning to these characters, for although fictional, this story represents very real people. They needed a voice and I heard their cries ... or was it whistles?
Chris James


Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Whistler's Club by Chris James

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Epilogue


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"Whistler's Club" Copyright © 2010 by Chris James. All rights reserved.
    This work may not be duplicated in any form (physical, electronic, audio, or otherwise) without the author's written permission. All applicable copyright laws apply. All individuals depicted are fictional with any resemblance to real persons being purely coincidental.


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