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Phoenix Smalls is a singer on the brink of superstardom. With her father as her manager, and the support of several high-profile producers, the young lady is about the take the music world by storm. There is one hitch, however: she is being haunted by the ghost of legendary ragtime musician Scott Joplin. As a much younger girl, Smalls was struck by a piano once owned by Joplin. This event starts the association between the singer and the long-dead rag man.
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Eventually, Phoenix, with the help of her boyfriend Carlos, comes to accept her situation, learning to channel Joplin as he "speaks" to her through his music. She is able to recall events in his life, especially his musical compositions, many which have remained in obscurity since the start of the twentieth century.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the ghost chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   clairvoyant


Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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