Allen, Jeffery Renard


Rails Under My Back

Jeffery Renard Allen's debut fiction, RAILS UNDER MY BACK is the communal expression of a century of African-American life in America -with its imagery of exodus and exile, departure and destiny.

Song of the Shank

A 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist for Fiction: the powerful new novel from the prodigiously talented author of RAILS UNDER MY BACK, SONG OF THE SHANK is Jeffery Renard Allen's contemporary American masterpiece about music, race, an unforgettable man, and an unreal America during the Civil War era.

Holding Pattern: Stories

The world of Jeffery Renard Allen’s stunning short story collection, HOLDING PATTERN, is a recognizable […]