Another Good Loving Blues
by Arna Bontemps
Publication Date: Jan 18, 1994
List Price: $15.00
Format: Paperback, 212 pages
Imprint: Ballantine Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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"A charming, provocative novel in which Mr. Flowers seamlessly blends the rich rythms of the blues and a Deep South patois in a lyrical, literate style."
- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
It’s Beale Street in Memphis in the age when jazz was spelled "jass" and ragtime was just a glint in Scott Joplin’s eye. Lucas Bodeen is the bluesman, and Melvira Dupree is the conjure woman he loves. But pitted against them are all the forces of nature, the clashing of their own stubborn wills, and a society mired in the laws of Jim Crow and the mob. Combining the ancient African storytelling art of the griot with the American offshoots of blues and hoodoo, Arthur Flowers sings us a story that makes us smile - a story of life, and how love and happiness really happen.
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