“Ran Walker's Mojo's Guitar plays an authentic Blues song on the page, filled with all the sorrow, heartache, and beauty that entails. This layered, haunting book is worth listening to.” ~ Mat Johnson, author of Pym and Incognegro
“Ran Walker brings the blues into the 21st century and shows us how we can never forget our roots as long as we keep the love in our hearts. Thank you, Ran, for picking up the guitar of fiction and fretting together characters of such warmth, depth, and humanity.” ~ Tyehimba Jess, author of Leadbelly: Poems
“In Mojo's Guitar, readers encounter a modern-day blues novel, complete with a forgotten musician and a historically disenfranchised past. Walker's clarity of style and smooth, mellifluous language render this effort one to be proud of. This work places him among the cadre of new black voices budding with fresh, ripe tales of a past and present yet to untold.” ~ Daniel Black, author of Perfect Peace and Twelve Gates to the City
"Mojo's Guitar is a Southern tale ripe with lust, regret, death. It epitomizes the blues. Read with a stiff drink in hand." ~ jewel bush, Founder of MelaNated Writers Collective (New Orleans, LA)
“Mojo's Guitar touches deep in the soul. The words jump off the page, and I feel like I'm right there with the characters of the story. And the Blues...it's ever so present and honest!”~ Lamont Jack Pearley Talking Bout The Blues, NYC
“The characters become so familiar, their conflicts so realistic, and their dilemmas and dreams so tangible, that as a reader you will feel as though you were in the Mississippi Delta along with them.” ~ Dr. Sabin Duncan, Director for the Freddye T. Davey Honors College at Hampton University
A first-time novelist is assigned a magazine profile of a bluesman.
A fifteen-year-old boy struggles to make sense of his parents’ deaths.
An estranged son seeks answers for his father's absence.
?Discover how these lives are forever altered by their interactions with an all but forgotten bluesman named Morris “Mojo” Jones. ?
With all of the color and flavor of the Mississippi Delta, Mojo's Guitar: A Novel is a rare glimpse into a world rarely explored in literary fiction.