Books by Jeffery Renard Allen

SONG OF THE SHANK by Jeffery Renard Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"If there's any justice, Allen's visionary work, as startlingly inventive as one of his subject's performances, should propel him to the front rank of American novelists."
One of America's most gifted novelists projects dark and daring speculations upon the incredible-but-true 19th-century story of a child piano prodigy who was blind, autistic and a slave. Read full book review >
HOLDING PATTERN by Jeffery Renard Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A striking talent ill at ease with the short-story form."
The lives of black Americans, shadowed by the surreal and shot through with violence, are the focus in these ten stories from poet and novelist Allen (Rails Under My Back, 2000). Read full book review >