Nine bar blues : stories from an ancient future

by Thomas, Sheree R.,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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CLP - East Liberty African American Fiction FICTION Thomas
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CLP - Homewood Science Fiction FICTION Thomas
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CLP - Knoxville New Books FICTION Thomas
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Science Fiction FICTION Thomas
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CLP - South Side New Books FICTION Thomas
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CLP - Woods Run Science Fiction FICTION Thomas
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Science Fiction ON HOLDSHELF
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Summary
The stories collected in Nine Bar Blues weave emotion, spirit, and music, captivating readers with newfound alchemy and the murmurs of dark gods. Rooted in rhythm, threaded with magic, these tales encompass worlds that begin in river bottoms, pass through spectral gates, and end in distant uncharted worlds. These stories describe the pain that often accompanies the confines of sanctuary and the joy that is inextricably bound to the troubles of hard living. Nine Bar Blues sings a multiverse of fully realized worlds that readers will remember for ages to come and cherish from page to heart thumping, foot-stomping page.
Contents
Ancestries
Thirteen year long song
Aunt Dissy's policy dream book
Nightflight
River clap your hands
Stars come down
Child's play
Head static
The parts that make us monsters
The dragon can't dance
Who needs the stars if the full moon loves you?
310 Lucy
Shanequa's blues, or, Another shotgun lullaby
Madame and the map : a Journey in five movements
Teddy bump
Origins of Southern spirit music.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "God, swinging her heels, inspires a lunch lady to add pecans to her tuna, which will change a trajectory for one young girl. The sun one day stops shining, but only over the city of Austin. A muse or goddess sent to collect the music of the earth finds herself creating her own, sending magic out into the world. Thomas (Sleeping Under the Tree of Life, 2016) writes of a strange, mystical world of rising waters and blues music. Her stories are occasionally interconnected, and hint at a variety of struggling, dark worlds all bonded by her thick, rich prose. She brings characters to life who struggle to decide whether or not to leave a place that's dear to them; she writes tales of characters who summon their voices or a treasure or a monster from the earth. These stories are often as heartbreaking as they are hopeful, using the genres of fantasy and horror to explore abuse, escape, grief, and more. This collection is rooted in heart, and draws inspiration from the Black American South--its music, its history, and its folklore."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Music -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Gods -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Nashville, Tennessee :2020
Edition First USA edition.
Other Titles Short stories.
Language English
Description 315 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780997457896
0997457899
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