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Play Pretty Blues

Play Pretty Blues Wright s fervent musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison author of Long Drive HomeThe myster

  • Title: Play Pretty Blues
  • Author: Snowden Wright
  • ISBN: 1938126106
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive HomeThe mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth Part researched reconstruction, part vivid imagination, this lyrical novel brings Johnson alive through the voi Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive HomeThe mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth Part researched reconstruction, part vivid imagination, this lyrical novel brings Johnson alive through the voices of his six wives, revealing the husband and son inside the legend.Snowden Wright was born and raised in Mississippi His work has been published at Salon, the Atlantic Online, Esquire Online, and the New York Daily News He lives in New York Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 212 pages Published November 12th 2013 by Engine Books first published October 21st 2013 More Details ISBN 1938126106 ISBN13 9781938126109 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Play Pretty Blues, please sign up

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    About "Snowden Wright"

    1. Snowden Wright

      Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, an Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and previously worked as a fiction reader at The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review Wright was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the 2018 Sewanee Writers Conference, and his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues, was the recipient of the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars Graywolf Prize He lives in Atlanta, Georgia

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    1. I ll make a confession right off the bat, I didn t know much about Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman and guitarist, who supposedly sold his soul to the devil in order to create his sound My musical tastes run from Miley Cyrus to.Miley Cyrus My introduction to him was through this novel Play Pretty Blues is lyrical, with muscular, robust prose that leaps off the page, and spiritual, channeling the best of an author that clearly understands the subject of his writing With its uniqu I ll make [...]


    2. I read it b c it s about Robert Johnson the brilliant but obscure bluesman who died at age 27 in 1938 Rather little is known about his life, with a few events or mythical events taking on legendary status A good set up for a novelistic treatment It is done pretty well and I enjoyed reading it The unique feature as far as I know is that it is told from the first person plural point of view It alleges that Johnson had 6 wives that s what they are called, but perhaps regular girlfriends in I read i [...]


    3. It was the day of Keith Wakeling s funeral and I had only the day before been speaking to dad about his love of music and of the first song he taught dad on guitar a blues song So the cover title of this book caught my attention It was sort of like a biography of Robert Johnson as spoken by his 6 wives then inserted into this colourful narrative style by Snowden Found out my fave shop is closing down in town



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