Train Whistle Guitar

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Vintage International, 1998 - Fiction - 183 pages
7 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  - Marshall - Goodreads

Enjoyed it especially for the language of the time. Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara Rhine - Goodreads

This book is a coming-of-age novel about an African American boy in the Jim Crow south, and as such, it is the best I have ever read. Murry manages to depict black life under what we now know were ... Read full review

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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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