Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

Revolution. Only a writer as skilled as William Kennedy could pack so much into the three hundred well written pages of his new novel, Chango’s Beads and Two-Toned Shoes. Three time settings provide the backdrop for this story of love and revolution: 1936 in Albany, 1957 in Havana, and 1968 in Albany. Dialogue, characters and descriptive language display Kennedy’s great skill. Keeping up with what’s going on can be a challenge worth facing by any reader who enjoys literary fiction and fine writing.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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1 comment:

  1. I heard the interview that Elaine Charles did with William Kennedy on her radio show which convinced me that this book 'Chango's Beads and Two Tone Shoes" was going to be a great read. If you want to hear Kennedy talk about himself and this book, go to Elaines website,, before I buy a book I normally do research on the web to see if it's worthwhile buying.