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Song of the shank : a novel

Author: Jeffery Renard Allen
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom; A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery Renard Allen
ISBN: 9781555976804 1555976808
OCLC Number: 857967485
Description: 570 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Traveling undergroun (1866) --
Moving house : three views of the city (1867) --
Bird that never alights on the trees (1849-1856) --
Rain storm (1854-1856) --
Voice of the waves (1856-1862) --
The celebration of the living who reflect upon the dead (1867) --
Gold and rose (1868-1869) --
Song of the shank (1869) --
Underground (return) (1869).
Responsibility: Jeffery Renard Allen.
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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.

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