A fascinating novel of passion and obsession with a TON of swinging music. Considered the first jazz novel, Dorthy Baker's 1938 debut puts you right up on the bandstand - smack dab in the middle of jazz's first golden age. DIG IT!
HEY REBEL FANS! Think you know it all about our favorite son Eli? Think again. Take a much closer look with this book of fine reporting by New York Giants' beatwriter Ralph Vacchiano.
Hersh has given us a meditational romp through the ups and downs of her friendship with the late singer and songwriter Vic Chesnutt. Talented and tormented Chesnutt and Hersh together extensively for a decade or so, and the two broken souls seemed to find an odd, uneasy companionship that Hersh astutely and creatively explains. Heartbreak and loneliness abound, yet Hersh's playful, poignant and often hilarious style manages to bring a remarkable balance to the despair—an amazing achievement.
One of the finest books about the elusive nature of the West ever written... It's a graceful and brutal story of isolated men gone haywire." --Time out New York
This book arguably paved the way for Cormac McCarthy -- gorgeously horrific --
-- A MUST --
A fascinating history of early Memphis—back when vice was civic duty.