What Edit

Street man / Harmonica player

Books and Stories this Character Appears In Edit

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.

Physical DecriptionEdit

An old, homeless black man


Blues Harmonica

Occupation Edit

Busking (playing on the street for money)

Residence Location Edit

Streets of Newford

Other DetailsEdit

  • plays blues by the Pier alone, sometimes

Connections (characters, places) Edit

Name What Connection About
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

"Paperjack": Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell found Bossman across Lakeside Drive playing blues alone under the boardwalk by the Pier.

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"

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