Music of the Swamp

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Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
4.99 X 0.62 X 6.97 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781565120167
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About the Author

Lewis Nordan, a native of the Delta, is the award-winning author of many celebrated books of fiction, including Wolf Whistle, Sharpshooter Blues, Sugar Among the Freaks, Music from the Swamp, and others. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

Reviews

"Lordy, Lordy, can Lewis Nordan write! Horrible things happen, and horribly funny things, too, in the Delta town of Arrow Catcher, Miss." --Los Angeles Times

"A bittersweet melody syncopated with sadness relieved by moments of all-too-human comedy . . . 'There is great pain in all love, ' Sugar eventually concludes, 'but we don't care, it's worth it.' Mr. Nordan's enchanting Music of the Swamp bears poignant witness to that truth." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Conjures up a Southern-fried childhood that's as dark, hilarious, and affecting as any you're likely to encounter." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Lewis Nordan is one of those Southern writers who provoke a cringe of pain right after the belly laugh. [His books] are very funny and deep-down sad, stirring up great heaps of emotion." --New York Newsday

"Nordan introduces a group of characters as wild and woolly, as unpredictable, outrageous and violence-prone as the land that spawns them." --Chicago Tribune

"This is not merely a stellar book. It is absolute ballad put to page, a stunning composition about the awakening of young Sugar Mecklin to a mystical world of fantasy, illusion, and harsh reality . . . Like a hypnotic Bessie Smith ballad, Nordan's book bids you listen." --Southern Living