Clyde Edgerton, mixing his trademark dark humor with Southern charm, produced “magic from mayhem” in The Bible Salesman, and Edgerton fans will find that same humor in his next novel, The Night Train (Little, Brown).
It takes place in small-town North Carolina in the 60′s, where no one would expect the love of jazz to bring together two boys — one white, one black. Both have dreams shaped by the likes of Thelonious Monk and James Brown, and their surface differences quickly shrink beneath their overlapping musical tastes (with the help of a dancing chicken, naturally).
Get a taste from the trailer:
Our reviewer wrote, “the black-and-white reverberations thump deep down underneath like a jazz beat, with a riff of humor on top.”
I’ve read some of Edgerton’s newest and loved its rhythm. Will you be picking up a copy of The Night Train?