Song of the Shank Characters

Jeffery Renard Allen
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Tom/Blind Tom/Thomas Greene Wiggins

The book follows the life of Tom from his infancy when his family was sold to General Bethune to his death as an adult living with his surrogate mother, Eliza Bethune. Tom was blind from birth. He was fascinated by all of the sounds around him from the sounds of his own bodily functions to the sounds of other people and of nature. He was mentally challenged which made it difficult for people to carry on a normal conversation with him. He didn’t crawl for quite some time after his birth, then didn’t walk until a few years later. He never seemed to have difficulties finding his way around once he was older. He was always drawn to sounds of all types. Tom was an extremely talented person. He could play every song on the piano just by hearing it once...

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