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Old 05-11-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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The Static of the Spheres, by Eric Kraft.

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Peter Leroy recalls his maternal grandfather’s attempt to build a shortwave radio, a project that begins with an article in Impractical Craftsman magazine promising "hour after interminable hour of baffling precision work." After many, many hours spent watching his grandfather labor at his basement workbench, Peter at last gets to put the earphones on, flip the switch, and twiddle the dials. Through the crackling and sussurous static he detects the sounds of love and lust, joy and sorrow, hope and loss.
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Eric Kraft has been writing his series of home-spun recollections detailing the life of imaginary Peter Leroy for nearly thirty years. The Static of the Spheres is one of nine novellas contained within Little Follies, first published in 1983. In this episode, 10 year old Peter and his grandfather build a radio together based on plans from a magazine called "Impractical Craftsman". The other eight stories, plus several other full-length works, are available for sale at Amazon. It is released under the Amazon Encore brand.

The word "sentimental" often crops up in trying to define Kraft's art; I wouldn't argue against that. There is nothing like "free" to see if Kraft's world is tempting enough for you to explore more deeply.
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