When The Swan Sings On Hastings by Thomas Galasso
"Urban renewal" is about to obliterate the once bustling hub of black culture known as Paradise Valley in 1956 Detroit to build a freeway. A group of business owners, numbers runners, hustlers and musicians struggle to deal with the loss of their neighborhood in an era of segregation.
"Thomas Galasso has written a stunning first novel that is uniquely set in 1950s Detroit. The author's historical research is beautifully woven into his engaging narrative."
M.L. Leibler, author of the 2017 Michigan Library's Notable Book Award for Heaven was Detroit: Essays on Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip-Hop & Beyond.