Sing For Life: Away, You Rolling River

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In Away, You Rolling River, Brian continues his personal journey begun on the streets of Manhattan in Tin Pan Alley. Following the trail of a postcard sent to him by his long-missing friend, Owen Noone, Brian sets out for Lake Itasca, Minnesota. However, Brian soon finds that Lake Itasca, the source of the Mississippi River, is only the beginning of his expedition. He must travel downriver by car, foot, and water: following clues and rumors of Owen from Minnesota, through Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, and into the waters of the South. And as he goes, the search for his friend becomes a discovery of himself. As Brian encounters a variety of musicians and their music, he begins to use these experiences as a means of shaping his own relationship to the country he’s living in and traveling through.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherBlack Hill Press
Number of pages115
ISBN (Print)9780615931999
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2014


  • Fiction
  • American music
  • fiction
  • missippi river

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