Screamin' Jay Hawkins' All-time Greatest Hits
A NovelBook - 2016
The R & B wildman Screamin' Jay Hawkins only had a single hit, the classic "I Put a Spell On You, " and was often written off as a clownish novelty act, or worse, an offense to his race, but his myth-making was legendary. In this novel, Mark Binelli embraces the man and the legend to create a hilarious, tragic, fantastical portrait of this unlikeliest of protagonists. Hawkins saw his life story as a wild picaresque, and Binelli's novel follows suit, tackling the subject in a dazzling collage-like style.
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 201 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Screaming Jay Hawkins' all-time greatest hits : a novel