Review: ‘Heartbroke’ by Chelsea Bieker; ‘Valleyesque’ by Fernando A.

Finally, Pleyel piano. Chopin sits down to play. Flores’ prose rises and falls here, acquiring a haunting, poetic record: “Don’t forget us, distant yesterdays and impossible tomorrows, whales in the moonlight, blood in clear green waters, don’t forget.” Lyrical improvisation removes the enchantment from the castle like magic. It also carries the reader. Traveling further …