Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton Review...
The Night Train: A Novel
"In 1963, at the age of 17, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. His band, the Amazing Rumblers, studies and rehearses Brown's Live at the Apollo album in the storage room of his father's shop in their small North Carolina town. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry--aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk--apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. His mother hopes music will allow him to escape the South.
A dancing chicken and a mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams and maintain their friendship, even while their world says both are impossible. In THE NIGHT TRAIN, Edgerton's trademark humor reminds us of our divided national history and the way music has helped bring us together."
What we thought: The Night Train is a great book. I love how Edgerton shows how a common thread connects us all even in the racially divided times in which this story is set. The characters are very well written and developed and the subject matter is interesting and authentic. ABCD Diaries gives The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton an A+!
Buy It: Find The Night Train in bookstores starting July 25, 2011!
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.
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