Tracy Chiles McGhee
Gold Fern Press
Set in Arkansas in 1957, this novel deal with the complexities of identity, yearnings for love and acceptance, and racial tension. Augustus Lee Rivers, a farmer and bluesman, has two obsessions: his relationship with the Duncan family and his desire to leave small town Chinaberry to become a musician in Chicago. When his plans are prevented by a devastating betrayal, Augustus is driven into the belly of the blues where he must reckon with his past...