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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

“Waiting On” Wednesday: The Night Train




“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:

The Night Train: A Novel by Clyde Edgerton

book description (from Goodreads):

In 1963 at the age of 17, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. His band, the Amazing Rumblers, studies and rehearses Brown's Live at the Apollo album in the storage room of his father's shop in their small North Carolina town. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. His mother hopes music will allow him to escape the South.

A dancing chicken and a mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams and maintain their friendship, even while their world says both are impossible. In The Night Train, Edgerton's trademark humor reminds us of our divided national history and the way music has helped bring us together.

Publishing July 25 by Little, Brown.

2 comments:

Kay said...

Oh, this one sounds really good. And I thnk I might have had those pants in the '70's! LOL

Aleetha said...

This is new for me. the cover is nice

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