Ghost Quartet (Hardcover)

By Richard Burgin

Triquarterly Books, 9780810150959, 312pp.

Publication Date: November 25, 1999



Set in the contemporary classical music world of New York City and Tanglewood, Ghost Quartet centers on the Faustian struggles of Ray Stoneson, an ambition thirty-two-year old composer. When Ray meets Perry Green, an internationally renowned, considerably older gay conductor who is desperately attracted to him, both of their lives change. Perry offers to further Ray's career in exchange for a relationship; but when Ray complies, it threatens his love for Joy, the beautiful singer he longs to marry.

About the Author

Richard Burgin is an American fiction writer, editor, composer, critic, and academic. He has published fifteen books, and since 1996 has been professor of Communication and English at St. Louis University. He is also the founder and editor of the internationally distributed award-winning literary magazine Boulevard, now in its 28th year of continuous publication.