Long Gone Daddies: A Novel by David Wesley Williams

Long Gone Daddies: A Novel

byDavid Wesley Williams

Kobo ebook | June 13, 2013

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Some nights, we have the road to ourselves and the radio sings only for us. We play our shows and tear-ass out. Tonight, it was this little dive bar in a town we took to calling East Motherless. But we play, no matter. We rock and then we roll. The soundcheck and the fury, the power chord and the glory. Then we load our gear into a muddy-brown Merc with a little trailer behind, and were off. Slinging gravel, filling sky with road.All his life, Luther Gaunt has heard songs in his head—songs of sweet evil and blue ruckus, odes to ghosts, drinking hymns. In search of his past, he hits the road with his band, the Long Gone Daddies, and his grandfathers cursed guitar, Cassie.While his band mates just want to make it big when they get to Memphis, Luther retraces the steps of his father and grandfather, who each made the same journey with the same guitar years earlier. Malcolm Gaunt could have been Elvis—that white man who could sing black—except his rounders ways got him shot before he could strike that first note for Sam Phillips at Sun Records. At least thats what Luthers father—Malcolms son—always told him before he made like smoke when fame came calling and disappeared down south, too.As Luther discovers the truth about the two generations of musicians that came before him, he must face the ghosts of history, the temptations of the road, and the fame cravings of a seriously treacherous woman named Delia, who, it turns out, can sing like an angel forsaken.Long Gone Daddies is lyrically written but accessible as a hook-filled favorite song and proves that the people who struggle the most are invariably the most interesting—the most noble—whether they succeed or not.
Title:Long Gone Daddies: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 13, 2013Publisher:John F. Blair, PublisherLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0895875942

ISBN - 13:9780895875945

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