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The Piano Tuner
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The Piano Tuner
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The Piano Tuner
By Peter Meinke


A short story from The Atlantic Monthly, February 1984

In this penetrating short story, a man invites a piano tuner into his house, then offers him some hospitable booze and cigarettes as he works. The unraveling begins. The host ends up as the piano tuner’s captive. The transition was revealed succinctly by Fred’s sequential illustrations.

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