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Song of the Shank

A Novel
Allen, Jeffery Renard (Book - 2014)
Song of the Shank
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"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.
Authors: Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962-
Title: Song of the shank
a novel
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota :, Graywolf Press,, [2014]
Characteristics: 570 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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.
Local Note: 15 29 53 56 64 68 70 81 97 102 118 152 172 210 216 274
ISBN: 1555976808
9781555976804
Statement of Responsibility: Jeffery Renard Allen
Subject Headings: Exploitation Fiction. Slavery Fiction. Mothers and sons Fiction. Blind musicians United States Fiction. Pianists United States Fiction. African American musicians Fiction. Blind Tom, 1849-1908 Childhood and youth Fiction. Blind Tom, 1849-1908 Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Topical Term: Exploitation
Slavery
Mothers and sons
Blind musicians
Pianists
African American musicians
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Jul 27, 2014
  • Laphroaig rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I found it impossible to follow the story in any detail and, as a consequence, these pages turned very slowly.

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