A Song for Alice Loom

Overview

Charlene is an underground dump fire. Louis Sabine is a dead Marie who played the sax. Together, can they help end the racial tension building in Pine, after the needless death of a young mother and her daughter, plus the murder of an aunt whose voodoo was inflaming matters? Can they save the Looms and the Sabines, historically white and black families, who have interbred? Can they restore any semblance of love?
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Overview

Charlene is an underground dump fire. Louis Sabine is a dead Marie who played the sax. Together, can they help end the racial tension building in Pine, after the needless death of a young mother and her daughter, plus the murder of an aunt whose voodoo was inflaming matters? Can they save the Looms and the Sabines, historically white and black families, who have interbred? Can they restore any semblance of love?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931982757
  • Publisher: Livingston Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author


Scott Ely was born in Atlanta, Georgia but moved at an early age to Jackson, Mississippi where he received his MA in English from the University of Mississippi. Later he received an MFA from the University of Arkansas. He now teaches fiction writing at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Ely has published two novels, Starlight and Pit Bull, with Weidenfeld & Nicolson and Penguin. He has published two collections of short stories: Overgrown with Love from The University of Arkansas Press and The Angel of the Garden from The University of Missouri Press. One of his stories has been included in New Stories from the South. A story will be included in a forthcoming University of Georgia Press anthology, After O'Conner: Contemporary Georgia Stories. He is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship and a Rockefeller Fellowship to Bellagio, Italy.
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