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Rails under my back: a novel
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Contributors:
Johnson, Charles, writer of introduction.
Published:
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2015.
Physical Desc:
xv, 563 pages ; 23 cm.
Status:
Central
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Rails Under My Back is an epic that tracks the interwoven lives of two brothers, Lucius and John Jones, who are married to two sisters, Gracie and Sheila McShan. For them, their parents, and their children, life is always full of departures; someone is always fleeing town and leaving the remaining family to suffer the often dramatic, sometimes tragic consequences. The multiple effects of the comings and goings are devastating: These are the almost mythic expression of the African American experience in the half century that followed the Second World War. The story ranges, as the characters do, from the city, which is somewhat like both New York and Chicago, to Memphis, to the West, and to many "inner" and "outer" locales. Rails Under My Back is a multifaceted, brilliantly colored, intensely musical novel that pulses with urgency and originality.--Back cover.

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ISBN:
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"First published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2000"--Title page verso.
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Rails Under My Back is an epic that tracks the interwoven lives of two brothers, Lucius and John Jones, who are married to two sisters, Gracie and Sheila McShan. For them, their parents, and their children, life is always full of departures; someone is always fleeing town and leaving the remaining family to suffer the often dramatic, sometimes tragic consequences. The multiple effects of the comings and goings are devastating: These are the almost mythic expression of the African American experience in the half century that followed the Second World War. The story ranges, as the characters do, from the city, which is somewhat like both New York and Chicago, to Memphis, to the West, and to many "inner" and "outer" locales. Rails Under My Back is a multifaceted, brilliantly colored, intensely musical novel that pulses with urgency and originality.--Back cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Allen, J. R., & Johnson, C. (2015). Rails under my back: a novel. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- and Charles, Johnson. 2015. Rails Under My Back: A Novel. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Allen, Jeffery Renard, 1962- and Charles, Johnson, Rails Under My Back: A Novel. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Allen, Jeffery Renard, and Charles Johnson. Rails Under My Back: A Novel. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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