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By Tracy Chiles McGhee

                 Winner of the 2016 Fauset publication Award within the class of First Fiction
Set in Arkansas in 1957,  the complexities of id, yearnings for romance and popularity, and racial stress are all unmasked within the riveting literary drama, Melting the Blues, by debut writer Tracy Chiles McGhee. Augustus Lee Rivers, a farmer and bluesman, has obsessions:  his dating with the Duncan kinfolk and his wish to depart small city Chinaberry to turn into a musician in Chicago. whilst his plans are avoided via a devastating betrayal, Augustus is pushed into the stomach of the blues the place he needs to reckon together with his prior if he's to maneuver ahead. This interesting, multi-layered old story beckons readers down a crimson airborne dirt and dust kingdom highway to undergo witness to an unforgettable time, position, and people.

              "A courageous, musical tale wealthy with Southern history." - Kirkus Reviews

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