A deeply affecting, stylishly elegant novel of remembrance about a young African-American man's advent into the world of academia, an imaginary Alabama college, in the 1930s. "A classic . . . one of the great works of African-American writing . . . Murray plays more notes than Faulkner ever dreamed of or in".--Raleigh News & Observer.
About the Author
Albert Murray was born in Nokomis, Alabama, in 1916. He grew up in Mobile and was educated at Tuskegee Institute, where he later taught literature and directed the college theater. He is a retired U.S. Air Force major. Albert Murray is author of "The Omni-Americans"; "Stomping the Blues"; "The Hero and the Blues"; "Train Whistle Guitar"; "The Spyglass Tree"; "The Seven League Boots"; "South to a Very Old Place"; "Conjugations and Reiterations"; and "From the Briarpatch File"; as well as co-author of "Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie "and "Trading Twelves": "The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray," He lives in New York City.