The Night Train

The Night Train

A Novel

Large Print - 2011
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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 -- whose aspiration is 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.
Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Center Point, c2011
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781611731835
Branch Call Number: LP EDGE
Characteristics: 207 pages


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Dec 29, 2018

It is sort of a slender story to carry memories and stories from the author's boyhood.

Dec 22, 2014

This is a thoughtful novel set in 1963 in rural North Carolina, where a local white boy discovers James Brown and attempts to bridge the racial gulf.

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