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Soul Cavalcade
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            Come along on an amazing trip....             It’s spring 1964 and Fleur-de-Lys Records—a Detroit-based competitor of Motown—is sending its Soul Cavalcade bus tour to the Deep South and up the Eastern Seaboard: 20 cities in 24 days. On board are hit groups the Cravattes, the Shags, and the Daisies, dreamboat crooner Orlando Calabrese, soul sweetheart Mary Hardy, and up front, the diva Maisy Columbine, willing to betray her fellow Daisies for solo stardom.             Then there’s Esmé Hunter—the newest member of the troupe, a singer with an astonishing secret that will ultimately spin the Cavalcade around and around. (Readers will remember Esmé from Dunn’s previous novel Cutting Time.)             A comedy with Shakespearean tones, a wild romp with blistering music, an always fascinating story with tinges of tragedy, Soul Cavalcade puts you in the world...
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            Come along on an amazing trip....

            It’s spring 1964 and Fleur-de-Lys Records—a Detroit-based competitor of Motown—is sending its Soul Cavalcade bus tour to the Deep South and up the Eastern Seaboard: 20 cities in 24 days. On board are hit groups the Cravattes, the Shags, and the Daisies, dreamboat crooner Orlando Calabrese, soul sweetheart Mary Hardy, and up front, the diva Maisy Columbine, willing to betray her fellow Daisies for solo stardom.

            Then there’s Esmé Hunter—the newest member of the troupe, a singer with an astonishing secret that will ultimately spin the Cavalcade around and around. (Readers will remember Esmé from Dunn’s previous novel Cutting Time.)

            A comedy with Shakespearean tones, a wild romp with blistering music, an always fascinating story with tinges of tragedy, Soul Cavalcade puts you in the world of America’s great soul music and the performers who created it. Hop on board!

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About Robert

I'm a writer, teacher, and musician. I've published widely, including an O Henry Prize-winning story, as well as fiction in The Atlantic, Redbook, Omni, and numerous literary journals, a poem in The New Yorker, and a front-page essay in the New York Times Book Review. Back in...

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