About this book
A powerful novel, based on the real-life figure of American entertainer Bert Williams, which explores issues of race and identity.
Born in the Bahamas, Bert Williams moved to California with his family. Too poor to attend Stanford University, he took to life on the stage with his friend George Walker. Together they played lumber camps and mining towns until they eventually made the agonising decision to 'play the coon'. This novel is about the life of one remarkable man.