"Wright's fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues. Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul."--Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home
The mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson's life and death long ago became myth. Part researched reconstruction, part vivid imagination, this lyrical novel brings Johnson alive through the voices of his six wives, revealing the husband and son inside the legend.
Snowden Wright was born and raised in Mississippi. His work has been published at Salon, the Atlantic Online, Esquire Online, and the New York Daily News. He lives in New York.
About the Author
Snowden Wright holds a BA in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. His nonfiction work has been published at Salon, TheAtlantic.com, Nerve, The Morning News, Freerange Nonfiction, Thought Catalog, The Good Men Project, Esquire.com, Bookslut, The Millions, and the New York Daily News. His fiction has been published at Dark Sky, The Rumpus, TheLMagazine.com, Emprise Review, elimae, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Wright was the 2012 recipient of the Summer Literary Seminar's Graywolf Prize for best novel excerpt. He lives in New York City.