RL's Dream

RL's Dream

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Facing his death in New York City, Soupspoon Wise remembers his years spent beside blues legend Robert "RL" Johnson and is comforted by alcoholic angel of mercy Kiki Walters, who faithfully records Soupspoon's memories. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
Soupspoon Wise is dying on the unforgiving streets of New York City, years and worlds away from the Mississippi delta, where he once jammed with blues legend Robert "RL" Johnson. It was an experience that burned indelibly into Soupspoon's soul -- never mind that they said RL's gift came from the Devil himself. Now it's Soupspoon's turn to strike a deal with a stranger. An alcoholic angel of mercy, Kiki Waters isn't much better off than Soupspoon, but she too is a child of the South, and knows its pull. And she is determined to let Soupspoon ride out the final notes of his haunting blues dream, to pour out the remarkable tale of what he's seen, where he's been -- and where he's going.
Winner of the 1996 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award in Fiction

Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, [1996]
Edition: 1st Washington Square Press trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780671884284
Branch Call Number: FICTION MOSLEY
Characteristics: 267 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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