The Legend of Diddley Squatt

A Novella from a Brother Fella
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  • Published: October 2017
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 160
  • Size: 5x8
  • ISBN: 9781532033841
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Sometime during the middle of the twentieth century, a black child is born in Rundown City, Mississippi, to rundown parents. After Diddley Squatt’s sixteen-year-old mother splits the scene and leaves him in the care of his grandmother, Momma Squatt, Diddley settles into a new life within her three-story hotel/brothel, the Copp-A-Squatt Inn. As he grows older and is nicknamed Young Didd, the boy is unfortunately bullied because of his unusual name and life circumstances. Luckily Diddley develops a thick skin and learns that love is better than hate, thanks to the nurturing, lessons, and mentoring provided by his grandmother and the strong ladies who, along with a goo-gaggle of inn customers that include famous musicians, soldiers on leave, and politicians, visit the brothel. While on his unique coming-of-age journey, Diddley also uncovers the mystical powers behind a magical harmonica that allow him to bond with creatures who he never imagined could become his best friends and who could somehow lead him to a new destiny. In this urban novella, a black boy growing up in the South must somehow learn to find his way in life after his mother abandons him, with help from well-meaning people.

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