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Ransom Island

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Author: Miles Arceneaux
Published: 2014, S.F.A. University Press, Austin, TX (First Edition)
Binding: Trade Paperback
Content: Fiction
Description: It’s 1953 and life is good at Shady’s, the Sweetwater brothers’ fish camp, dancehall, and beer joint on Ransom sland. The biggest event in the island’s history is coming up—an integrated dance featuring Duke Ellington. It’s a daring idea for fifties-era Texas, and not everyone is happy about it. Interracial dancing soon becomes the least of the Sweetwaters’ problems, as Galveston mobsters track a runaway girl to Shady’s and decide the offbeat island is just the place to diversify their illegal rackets . . . And god help anyone who gets in their way. Miles Arceneaux is the pen-name of Texas writers Brent Douglass, John T. Davis, and James R. Dennis.
ISBN-13: 978-1622880850
Tags: Mystery, Novel
Stock:Galveston Bookshop stocks this book: $19.95, new. (prices subject to change)
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