Giveaway: Song of the Shank

Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of the Shank receives lavish praise on the cover of this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review, which calls the book “Masterly. . . . The kind of imaginative work only a prodigiously gifted risk-taker could produce.”
To celebrate, we’re giving away three copies. Just leave a comment here or on our Facebook page to enter. Good luck!


I'm very interested in reading this book!

I would like to win this book. It sounds like nothing I've read and i want something innovative.

I'd love to read the book!

Yes, I would love one!

From the synopsis, this sounds like a fascinating read. Definitely sparks the imagination as well as desire to learn more.

Would love to read this book

I would love to win!

From the NYT review and others to the description on the book's Graywolf page, Song of the Shank sounds like the kind of book I would definitely want to own and lend only to others who would leave their first-born as a deposit. Thanks to Graywolf for introducing me to this talented author. The more I read about him, the more of his work I want to read. Hats off to another hometown publisher whose book list reads like a well curated archive of superb contemporary literature.

...let me win this book! I think this author is awesome, read the NY Times review, have the summer to read it, and need a pick me up (as in, a fierce piece of literature that I won in a giveaway). I already turned on a friend to it via Mr. Allen's webpage. She will read it. I don't have a Facebook account so I hope this does it. Good luck to all.

...will Graywolf announce who gets the book? I can't stop thinking about this book.

I'd like to win something. It would make me happy and then I could read this book that I can't stop thinking about. Please announce the winners soon. Let us know when you announce it. - J xo

I hope Jesus helps me win.

Great review in the NYTimes! Looking forward to reading Song of the Shank, another book to add to Graywolf Press list of outstanding group of books!

I am doing a year of indie and diverse books. I saw this book the other day and it sounds amazing. I immediately put it on my TBR list! Now I'm seeing it pop up all over the place. It would be so exciting to win a copy! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

I am way over due. This sounds like this maybe it!

If I don't win this, I will have to buy it.

This story is calling out to be read.

This one's for the book club. Can't wait.

Is this contest still open? I'd love the chance to win a copy. Thanks!

I already have The Empathy Exams, but I haven't read it yet. Bought it after everyone I knew raved about it. And now more raving, this time for Song of the Shank. So I say bring it on! I'd love to win it. I probably won't, just because of the odds, but dang I'm so happy to see so many people wanting this book. Gladdens me for many reasons, not the least of which is our country's desperate need to face its past, our collective past. Okay, I'll step off the soapbox. Excited to read both books! Thanks for publishing them.

Sounds like another great book from Graywolf.

I'm very interested in reading this book. It's like something I heard about call " blind mellow jelled. I wonder if its the same thing.