Author and contributor, FJ Rocca, has been nice enough to give me some promotional copies of his book, Master of Wednesday Night. Comment below with what you think is the best fictional book that you have read that demonstrates conservative/libertarian principles. Make sure that you include in your comment your reasoning why. I will pick one person to receive a free copy of his new book from Wiseblood Books. I will close comments for this giveaway on Monday, October 3, 2014.
Two conductors vie for mastery over the symphony orchestra in a small American city.
In the tradition of Henry James, 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.