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Tonic and balm : a novel

Author: Stephanie Allen
Publisher: Albany, New York : Shade Mountain Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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"It's 1919, and Doc Bell's Miracles and Mirth Medicine Show is on the road, performing variety acts onstage and peddling miracle 'cures' to the gullible. The show's been around for decades, but now it's struggling to stay afloat amid internal discord and dwindling sales. Set against a backdrop of rural poverty and a wave of anti-black violence, Tonic and balm examines the tenuous solidarity and shifting alliances of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
FICTION / African American / General
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Allen
ISBN: 9780998463438 0998463434
OCLC Number: 1057306627
Description: 208 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Stephanie Allen.

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"It's 1919, and Doc Bell's Miracles and Mirth Medicine Show is on the road, performing variety acts onstage and peddling miracle 'cures' to the gullible. The show's been around for decades, but now it's struggling to stay afloat amid internal discord and dwindling sales. Set against a backdrop of rural poverty and a wave of anti-black violence, Tonic and balm examines the tenuous solidarity and shifting alliances of people on the fringes of society"--Page 4 of cover.

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