About White Castles with Jesus & Uncle Ray at the Used Tire Shop
Inspired by the fictional writings of Langston Hughes, writer, author Sylvester Brown Jr. presents selected real and imagined short stories from his more than 30-year-career. Here, Sylvester sits with Jesus, converses with racism, listens to the wise oracles of a used tire shop, mourns the neighborhood dope man, and discovers the miracle of White Castles during the holidays.
Check out the St. Louis On the Air interview here.
About the Speakers
Sylvester Brown Jr. is the author of the book When We Listen: Recognizing the Potential of Urban Youth, the former publisher of Take Five Magazine, former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and among the most respected writers and journalists in the St. Louis region. Brown has joined The St. Louis American as its inaugural Deaconess Fellow. The fellowship is funded by the Deaconess Foundation as part of its support for Black-led COVID-19 relief efforts.
Amanda E. Doyle is a writer and zealous St. Louis transplant. She's the author of several other books, including 100 Things to Do in Missouri Before You Die, St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline, Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis, and To the Top! A Gateway Arch Story. She seeks out the city's singular charms with her husband and two children.
(This book cannot be returned.)