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HITTING SHELVES #26: Soul Serenade by Rashod Ollison


Soul Serenade by Rashod Ollison comes out today!

It’s a coming-of-age memoir set in Arkansas in the 1980s. When his father returns from the Vietnam War “dead on the inside,” the author, who is beginning to understand his own same-sex attraction, dives deep into the music of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and other soul luminaries, eventually becoming an award-winning pop music critic. Soul Serenade is about how great music can lift the despair of poverty and violence.

We asked the author one question.

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