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Quitting

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—It’s difficult to say, he said. I have mood swings. Women don’t like that. They become upset.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 4

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He arrived at Bellevue hospital in a straight jacket bound to a gurney.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 5

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When the cab dropped Frank at his address at seven that evening, he noticed the lights were on in Michiko’s apartment.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 6

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Frank met Angelique Brody on the street in front of his building.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 7

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Frank kept looking over at Michiko’s loft.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 8

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—So much for a cocktail at the tender hour of twilight, he told the empty beer bottle.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 9

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Michiko stood in front of Steinway Hall on West 57th Street.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 10

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Sounds terrific, but are there any strings attached?

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 11

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Michiko never telephoned Frank from Washington or Chicago.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 12

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Frank was happy to leave the art show and take the train back to SoHo.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 13

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Tuesday morning while Frank was in Dr. Jawarski’s office, Michiko was sitting in the waiting room of a gynecologist’s office.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 14

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Frank left Michiko’s building and walked into Central Park.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 15

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—Jesus, a snoring cat. No wonder Alex put this cat outside.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 16

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Depression had Frank in its craw.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 17

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Friday night in Little Italy is a big night.