The Resource Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall

Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall

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Black Bottom saints : a novel
Title
Black Bottom saints
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alice Randall
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Language
eng
Summary
An enthralling literary tour-de-force that pays tribute to Detroit's legendary neighborhood, a mecca for jazz, sports, and politics, Black Bottom Saints is a powerful blend of fact and imagination reminiscent of E.L. Doctorow's classic novel Ragtime and Marlon James' Man Booker Award-winning masterpiece, A Brief History of Seven Killings.From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Joseph '''Ziggy''' Johnson, has been the pulse of Detroit'''s famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city'''s African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he is also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he'''s rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era, including Ethel Waters, Billy Eckstein, and Count Basie. Ziggy is also the founder and dean of the Ziggy Johnson School of Theater. But now the doyen of Black Bottom is ready to hang up his many dapper hats. As he lays dying in the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Ziggy reflects on his life, the community that was the center of his world, and the remarkable people who helped shape it.Inspired by the Catholic Saints Day Books, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom'''s venerable "52 Saints." Among them are a vulnerable Dinah Washington, a defiant Joe Louis, and a raucous Bricktop. Randall balances the stories of these larger-than-life "Saints" with local heroes who became household names, enthralling men and women whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City'''s Harlem.Accompanying these '''tributes''' are thoughtfully paired cocktails'''special drinks that capture the essence of each of Ziggy'''s saints'''libations as strong and satisfying as Alice Randall'''s wholly original view of a place and time unlike any other
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1959-
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Randall, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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  • African Americans
  • African American celebrities
  • African Americans in the newspaper industry
  • Black Bottom (Detroit, Mich.)
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Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall
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  • OverDrive eBook
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062968654
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00769961
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
669A219A-25A2-47C1-8744-67146A04EA77
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1159791144
  • on1159791144
Label
Black Bottom saints : a novel, Alice Randall
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062968654
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00769961
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
669A219A-25A2-47C1-8744-67146A04EA77
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1159791144
  • on1159791144

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