Synopses & Reviews
Second novel following the Orange Prize shortlisted "The Magician's Assistant", the story of a black Memphis bluesman and a renegade couple who walk into his bar looking for work and spell nothing but trouble. "A writer to watch" "Independent".
John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. When his son is taken away to Miami by his mother, Nickel is left with nothing but Myddy's, the Memphis blues bar that he manages. Then he hires Fay Taft, a young white waitress from east Tennessee, and things change.