book cover for Contrary Motion

Contrary Motion

“If you’ve ever been trapped in a refrigerator only to have the door flung open just before you black out, you have some sense of what Chicago spring feels like,” writes Andy Mozina, MA ’94, PhD ’98, in the novel Contrary Motion. With charm and humor, Mozina relates the story of harpist Matt Grzbc, who has failed a lot in life. But now he has the chance to fulfill a lifelong ambition with an upcoming audition for the St. Louis Symphony. Can Grzbc rise to the ­occasion, or will his fears of failure pan out?

“Mozina’s finely detailed, painfully funny novel is a rollicking performance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”Booklist (starred review)

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