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Stations of the Cross: A Musical Novel of Obsession
Stations of the Cross
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Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dyson Burnette has been living in New York City for the last 10 years, doing little but waiting for inspiration. One spring day, he decides to travel back to Los Parques, the Mexican town where he found his true self 40 years earlier at age 18, and immediately becomes infatuated with lovely young schoolteacher Serena Rodriguez. This “Flower of Los Parques,” who reminds him of a great love, inspires him to resume working on an epic lost song he started 40 years ago, “Stations of the Cross.”             Burnette knows that finishing the song is the key to recapturing his audience and saving his career, but only if he can control his growing obsession for his new-found muse. Where will this dangerous game of desire and creation take the increasingly...
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Legendary singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dyson Burnette has been living in New York City for the last 10 years, doing little but waiting for inspiration. One spring day, he decides to travel back to Los Parques, the Mexican town where he found his true self 40 years earlier at age 18, and immediately becomes infatuated with lovely young schoolteacher Serena Rodriguez. This “Flower of Los Parques,” who reminds him of a great love, inspires him to resume working on an epic lost song he started 40 years ago, “Stations of the Cross.”

            Burnette knows that finishing the song is the key to recapturing his audience and saving his career, but only if he can control his growing obsession for his new-found muse. Where will this dangerous game of desire and creation take the increasingly desperate artist?

            Stations of the Cross, a powerful novel of love, memory, aspiration, passion, and sanctity, asks just how much a man must lose before he can find himself again. 

 

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Stations of the Cross, my sixth musical novel, is about a famous late-'60s singer-songwriter a little lost in the present. Off he goes to Mexico to rediscover his art. There he becomes obsessed with a lovely young teacher, an obsession that leads to nothing good. 

If you love music and compelling stories you'll dig it!

About Robert

I'm a writer, teacher, and musician. I've published widely, including an O Henry Prize-winning story, as well as fiction in The Atlantic, Redbook, Omni, and numerous literary journals, a poem in The New Yorker, and a front-page essay in the New York Times Book Review. Back in...

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Published Reviews

Jun.05.2013

Legendary musician Dyson Burnette is longing to return to the little Mexican town where he discovered his calling. It’s been years since he has written a song, burned out by decades of performing on...