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In the triumphant concluding volume of the trilogy that began with Whistle Guitar and The Spyglass Tree, Albert Murray gives us what is at once an African American coming-of-age novel and a pitch-perfect evocation of a touring jazz band at the height of the Swing era. Murray's hero, Scooter, graduates from an Alabama college and becomes a bass player in an ensemble headed by the legendary Bossman. As Scooter criss-crosses the United States, he and his bandmates find themselves retracing Sherman's march to the sea, the Underground Railroad, and the conquest of the West. The Seven League Boots is nothing less than a jazz epic, so vivid, high-spirited, and infectious that readers will tap their feet to the music of its prose.

"A work of joy, of celebration...a great work of art, a rich and moving song of the human spirit."--Los Angeles Times

"A fictional tale spinner in the grand Southern tradition."--Washington Post Book World

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Synopsis:

From Albert Murray, our great literary practitioner of the blues idiom, comes a glorious new novel that evokes all the elegance and high spirits of a touring jazz band at the height of the Swing era.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679758587
Author:
Murray, Albert
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Afro-American men -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 1 lb

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