Train Whistle Guitar

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Northeastern University Press, 1989 - Fiction - 183 pages
First published in 1975, this is a coming of age novel. Scooter, growing up in Alabama in the 1920's, learns everything he needs to know from the classroom, the barbershop, and a train-hopping musician who brings a musical touch to the tale.

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

Rating: 2.875* of five The Book Report: Coming of age as an African-American lad in 1920s Alabama. Lightly fictionalized version of the author's memoir, [SOUTH TO A VERY OLD PLACE], which is superb ... Read full review

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User Review  - kcshankd - LibraryThing

I am anxious to find out what Scooter is up to next. Solid Bildungsroman. Read full review


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Albert Murray was born in Nokomis, Alabama, in 1916. He was educated at Tuskegee Institute, where he later taught literature & directed the college theater. He is the author of many works of fiction & nonfiction, including "The Seven League Boots", "The Blue Devils of Nada" & "The Spyglass Tree". He lives in New York City.

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