"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.