Wake Up Dead Man


  • Author : Bruce Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780820321585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Making it in Hell, says Bruce Jackson, is the spirit behind the sixty-five work songs gathered in this eloquent dispatch from a brutal era of prison life in the Deep South. Through engagingly documented song arrangements and profiles of their singers, Jackson shows how such pieces as "Hammer Ring," "Ration Blues," "Yellow Gal," and "Jody's Got My Wife and Gone" are like no other folk music forms: they are distinctly African in heritage, diminished in power and meaning outside their prison context, and used exclusively by black convicts. The songs helped workers through the rigors of cane cutting, logging, and cotton picking. Perhaps most important, they helped resolve the men's hopes and longings and allowed them a subtle outlet for grievances they could never voice when face-to-face with their jailers.

Wake Up Dead


  • Author : Roger Smith
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2010-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781429953498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An amphetamine-fueled thriller about a bombshell American widow on the run in Cape Town's violent badlands—from a writer being compared to George Pelecanos and Richard Price A split-second decision with no second chance: get it wrong and you wake up dead. On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, American ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe lying in a pool of blood. As the carjackers make their getaway, Roxy makes a fateful choice that changes her life forever. Disco and Godwynn, the ghetto gangbangers who sped away in Joe's convertible, will stop at nothing to track her down. Billy Afrika, a mixed-race ex-cop turned mercenary, won't let her out of his sight because Joe owed him a chunk of money. And remorselessly hunting them all is Piper, a love-crazed psychopath determined to renew his vows with his jailhouse "wife," Disco. As these desperate lives collide and old debts are settled in blood, Roxy is caught in a wave of escalating violence in the beautiful and brutal African seaport. With savage plotting and breakneck suspense that ends in a shattering cataclysm of violence, Wake Up Dead confirms Roger Smith as one of the world's best new thriller writers.

Winds Can Wake Up the Dead


  • Author : Eric Walrond
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780814327098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A new anthology of works by a major writer from the New Negro Movement.

Waking Up Dead


  • Author : Nigel Williams
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 1250092477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Retired bank manager George Pearmain is, apparently, dead. According to the behavior of everyone around him, it would seem that he is no more. Not only that, but his mother has also passed away too - and on the eve of her 99th year, poor dear. Not only that, it could be that they were both murdered. He feels fine otherwise. As George's family gather for the birthday-celebration-that-never-was, he hovers around the house, watching and listening, entirely unseen. As a result, he makes all sorts of discoveries about himself, his wife Esmeralda, and his supposedly happy family . . . One of internationally bestselling author Nigel Williams' best books to date, Waking Up Dead is both a screamingly funny cozy mystery and startlingly strange ghost story asking the question: What would you do if you could bear witness to your own demise?

Wake Up Dead Man


  • Author : Matt Stephens
  • Publisher : Quick Brown Fox Publication
  • Release : 2007-05-01
  • ISBN : 0955480426
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

I Woke Up Dead at the Mall


  • Author : Judy Sheehan
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 0553512463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Sixteen-year-old Sarah wakes up dead at the Mall of America only to find she was murdered, and she must work with a group of dead teenagers to finish up the unresolved business of their former lives while preventing her murderer from killing again.

Wake Up Dead


  • Author : Roger Smith
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 2010-02-02
  • ISBN : 9781429953498
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

An amphetamine-fueled thriller about a bombshell American widow on the run in Cape Town's violent badlands—from a writer being compared to George Pelecanos and Richard Price A split-second decision with no second chance: get it wrong and you wake up dead. On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, American ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe lying in a pool of blood. As the carjackers make their getaway, Roxy makes a fateful choice that changes her life forever. Disco and Godwynn, the ghetto gangbangers who sped away in Joe's convertible, will stop at nothing to track her down. Billy Afrika, a mixed-race ex-cop turned mercenary, won't let her out of his sight because Joe owed him a chunk of money. And remorselessly hunting them all is Piper, a love-crazed psychopath determined to renew his vows with his jailhouse "wife," Disco. As these desperate lives collide and old debts are settled in blood, Roxy is caught in a wave of escalating violence in the beautiful and brutal African seaport. With savage plotting and breakneck suspense that ends in a shattering cataclysm of violence, Wake Up Dead confirms Roger Smith as one of the world's best new thriller writers.

Next Time, You'll Wake Up Dead


  • Author : Philip Evans
  • Publisher : Mulholland
  • Release : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 1444782991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Potenza, Italy. A man is found dead in his hotel room, stabbed in the back. English journalist Michael Steane is spotted at the scene of the crime and is picked up by the police in Florence, but is quickly released. Lured by the mysterious Contessa di Albertosi, Steane soon finds himself caught up in a web of lies and deceit. With no job and a gambling habit to maintain, he can't resist the offer of enough money to solve all of his problems. All he has to do is travel to Greece and track down a long buried secret. But Steane isn't the only one searching...

Waking Up Dead


  • Author : Margo Bond Collins
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781692424879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

She expected heaven or hell. She got Alabama.When Callie Taylor died, she expected to go to heaven. Or maybe hell. Instead, when she was murdered in Dallas by some jerk with a knife and a bad-mommy complex, she went to her afterlife in Alabama.Now she's witnessed another murder, and she can't let it go. She must find a way to make sure the police figure out who really killed Molly McClatchey before an innocent man goes to prison.All while trying to determine how and why she woke up dead in Alabama.

Waking Up Dead


  • Author : Nigel Williams
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 1250092477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Retired bank manager George Pearmain is, apparently, dead. According to the behavior of everyone around him, it would seem that he is no more. Not only that, but his mother has also passed away too - and on the eve of her 99th year, poor dear. Not only that, it could be that they were both murdered. He feels fine otherwise. As George's family gather for the birthday-celebration-that-never-was, he hovers around the house, watching and listening, entirely unseen. As a result, he makes all sorts of discoveries about himself, his wife Esmeralda, and his supposedly happy family . . . One of internationally bestselling author Nigel Williams' best books to date, Waking Up Dead is both a screamingly funny cozy mystery and startlingly strange ghost story asking the question: What would you do if you could bear witness to your own demise?