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Author Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- author.

Title Song of the shank : a novel / Jeffery Renad Allen.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    ALLEN,JEF    Available
Description 570 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 569-570).
Summary "In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."--Page [4] of cover.
Subject Blind Tom, 1849-1908 -- Fiction.
Blind Tom, 1849-1908 -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.
African American musicians -- Fiction.
Pianists -- United States -- Fiction.
Blind musicians -- United States -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.
Exploitation -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 1555976808 (paperback)
9781555976804 (paperback)

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