The story takes the reader through the first week of Todd's new life. It's awkward and even painful to be undertaking such a major life change at his age but he meets sympathetic characters who help him along the way. After seeing the Ninth Ward, he's conflicted about his good fortune at the expense of others but by week's end he realizes that everything happens for a reason. He's committed to his new life.
Where The Terpsichore Project differs from other post-Katrina offerings is it dares to deviate from the prevailing narrative which depicts New Orleanians as helpless angry victims. Here they are undefeated and determined to rebuild their city. The story makes no pretense at documenting the local culture. Rather it seeks to create a fanciful yet believable impression of New Orleans and its people. The city itself is a leading character.
The story's strong points, I feel, are a well defined story world and unique characters who speak real world dialogue.
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About the Author
Jim Taylor is a former computer geek. Today he is an old retired man with nowhere to go and nothing to do. He likes his dogs and enjoys dancing with his wife. It's why she married him. He claims to be haunted by the ghost of Jim Morrison.