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The Night Train by Clyde Edgerton.. This is an affecting, well-articulated novel about race set in 1963 in the musical landscape of the South. Whip smart, funny and generous. Slim, too.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Clyde Edgerton’s slim, charming 10th novel is set in the rural South, as the spring of 1963 turns into summer. It is a fraught moment in American history, but in the town of Starke, N.C., the rhetoric and rupture of the civil rights movement are still felt only as distant tremors. Change may be blowing in the wind, as the idiom of the day had it, but it still has to travel across the ground."

The New York Times

"Two music-mad boys live in divided communities, poignantly characterized by the burdens of their respective pasts....Edgerton sustains a wry tone...The characters are drawn with compassion and droll humor, and while not much happens to them, what happens between them is the work of a generous, restrained writer whose skill and craft allows small scenes to tell a larger, more profound story."

Publishers Weekly

Author bio: Clyde Edgerton is the author of nine previous novels. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he lives with his wife, Kristina, and their children. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (224 pp. Bluesaliscious: Kindle/Print editions)

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