Street man / Harmonica player
Books and Stories this Character Appears In Edit
- Dreams Underfoot
Defining Description or Bio Edit
Bossman is a harmonica playing musician who busks for money.
When Bossman was busking, he played popular pieces—whatever was playing on the radio mixed withold show tunes, jazz favorites, etc.
When played for himself, Bossman played the blues, with a soft mournful sound. The music that came from his harmonica was pure magic. It transformed him, making him larger than life. The blues he played held all the world’s sorrows in its long sliding notes and didn’t so much change it, as make it bearable.
An old, homeless black man
Busking (playing on the street for money)
Residence Location Edit
Streets of Newford
- plays blues by the Pier alone, sometimes
Connections (characters, places) Edit
|Paperjack||origami artist, fortuneteller||knows where he camps||Bossman told Jilly and Geordie when to find Paperjack|
|Jilly Coppercorn||artist||knows him from the streets||aske him where they might find Paperjack|
|Geordie Riddell||fiddler||knows him from the Fitzhenry Park||Paperjack told his fortune: led him to Samantha Rey's granddaughter|
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Events in the Series (spoilery area) Edit
Told Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell that Paperjack lives with a Mex family in the Barrio in the winter. Since it's summer, Paperjack has a camp behind the Beaches (ritzy part of town). He told them to be careful, they don't like intruders u there. ~ Dreams Underfoot
- “Body gets himself an out-of-the-waysquat like that, I’d think he be lookin’ for privacy.” ~ "Paperjack"