Song of the shank : a novel

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Full title: Song of the shank : a novel / Jeffery Renard Allen.
Main author: Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- (Author)
Format: Book           

Physical Description: 570 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Summary: "In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."--Page 4 of cover.