Train Whistle Guitar

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Vintage International, 1998 - Fiction - 183 pages
5 Reviews
Set in 1920s Alabama, this novel follows the life of a young boy and the lessons he learns in school, at Papa Gumbo Willie McWorthy's barbershop, and from Luzana Cholly, a gun-toting guitar player.

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User Review  - Charles Weaver - Goodreads

This is a beautiful lyrical book. It reminded me a little of Huckleberry Finn in the way it describes the boy. A great evocation of a black community near Mobile Alabama in the period between the two world wars. Read full review

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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

4.5 stars, actually. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Albert Murray was born in Nokomis, Alabama, in 1916. He was educated at Tuskegee Institute, where he later taught literature & directed the college theater. He is the author of many works of fiction & nonfiction, including "The Seven League Boots", "The Blue Devils of Nada" & "The Spyglass Tree". He lives in New York City.

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