Music of the Swamp

Music of the Swamp

by Lewis Nordan

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Overview

“This is not merely a stellar book. It is absolute ballad put to page.” —Southern Living

Lewis Nordan’s fiction invents its own world--always populated by madly heroic misfits. In Music of the Swamp, he focuses his magic and imagination on a boy’s utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father--a man who attracts bad luck like a magnet. Nordan evokes ten-year-old Sugar Mecklin’s world with dazzling clarity: the smells, the tastes, and most surely the sounds of life in this peculiar, somewhat bizarre, Delta town. Sugar discovers that what his daddy says is true: “The Delta is filled up with death”; but he also finds an endless supply of hope.

An ALA Notable Book
Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Fiction Award

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565120167
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 01/09/1992
Series: Front Porch Paperback Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 516,454
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Lewis Nordan was a professor of creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh for many years and the author of seven books of fiction and a memoir. His awards include three American Library Association Notable Book citations, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for fiction, the Mississippi Authors Award for fiction, and the Southern Book Critics Award for fiction. He died in 2012.

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