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Title Song of the shank : a novel / Jeffery Renard Allen.
Author Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- author.
Publication Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014]
Description 570 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
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 Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 1555976808 (pbk.) :
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