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by Rilla Askew

    Publication Date: Apr 30, 2009
    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Paperback, 243 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9780806139289
    Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
    Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    Parent Company: University of Oklahoma

    Paperback Description:

    Harlan Singer, a harmonica-playing troubadour, shows up in the Thompson family’s yard one morning. He steals their hearts with his music, and their daughter with his charm. Soon he and his fourteen-year-old bride, Sharon, are on the road, two more hobos of the Great Depression, hitchhiking and hopping freights across the Great Plains in search of an old man and the settlement of Harlan’s long-standing debt. In this moving, redemptive tale inspired by Oklahoma folk heroes, Rilla Askew continues her exploration of the American story. Harpsong is a novel of love and loss, of adventure and renewal, and of a wayfaring orphan’s search for home—all set to the sounds of Harlan’s harmonica.

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