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Friday, 2 May 2014

BENTLEY RUMBLE Blues for Eddie Clay (2014)







'The only safe place for a 
citizen to be is the place where 
Mister Gray ain't at.'




ALABAMA, USA
1944 

Camp Weaver, located near the small towns of Pickettville and Greeley, is a US Army Training Base where black draftees are sent to be trained for combat by exclusively white officers and noncoms  

 EDDIE CLAY
is an ailing black jazz musician, former star clarinet-player of the Pee-Wee Gardiner Orchestra, drafted by mistake into an army he's physically and emotionally incapable of serving 

SAL MARTELLO
is a young Italian-American Corporal, a longtime fan of Eddie's music, committed to saving his hero from the cruelty of his fellow noncoms and the callous indifference of their new commanding officer

CALVIN OATES
is Eddie's Drill Sergeant, a thirty year veteran recently wounded in combat, hiding a secret of his own that's slowly destroying him


BLUES FOR EDDIE CLAY
is their story 


A haunting tale of brutality and courage, friendship and despair told in the individual voices of the men themselves, set in a time when American values were being tested on the homefront every bit as savagely as they were being tested on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific 

 



Information:
239 pages / 97,962 words / 6 MB 

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**Warning:
Contains violence, sexual references and some coarse &/or potentially offensive language.


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