Dance of the Infidels
By Wesley Brown
This long-awaited story collection from Wesley Brown summons up the smoky clubs and gritty streets of a long-gone New York City, one that moved in the frenetic rhythms of jazz. A more innocent city fueled by cool, not money. We meet Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Cab Calloway, and many giants of the era in these sharply observed, carefully intertwined stories. In Brown’s deft hands, these legends become real – like we’ve never seen them before.
Jazz has circled throughout the Brown’s work, but now it takes the main stage in this collection of eight unpublished stories. Find out why James Baldwin called Brown “one hell of a writer,” and why so many other younger writers find deep inspiration in the novels and stories of this master storyteller.