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Song of the Shank

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Song of the Shank is a novel loosely based on the life of Thomas Greene Wiggins, a 19th-century African American piano virtuoso and composer who performed under the stage name Blind Tom. Told through the eyes and minds of people who try to manipulate or use Tom for one reason or another, the novel is an imaginative meditation on issues of blindness, race, and the role and importance of art and critical thinking in our world today.

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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Song of the Shank: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffery Renard Allen
ISBN: 1-55597-680-8 / 978-1-55597-680-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Song of the Shank
Author(s): Jeffery Renard Allen
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Song of the Shank
Author(s): Jeffery Renard Allen
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Song of the Shank: A Novel
Author(s): Jeffery Renard Allen
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA