I've just published a first novel entitled Busker's Holiday. It's the story of a 20-something grad student, McKay Chernoff, abandoned by his longtime girlfriend, who decides to head off to Europe for the summer and save his life by becoming a busker. It's full of blues harmonica playing, carousing, madness, alcohol, sex, and--hopefully!--life wisdom. Kirkus Reviews, the gold standard of the publishing world, called it "endlessly entertaining." Please click the cover icon and check it out:
My first book, Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir (1998), has been reissued in a new edition (November 2009) by the University of Minnesota Press. Hit the icon below and you'll be taken to the page at Amazon.com where you can buy the book at a discount. (Mister Satan's Apprentice is also available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. You can also order directly from the publisher:
If you'd like an unabridged audiobook version of Mister Satan's Apprentice, narrated by author, you can get that from Audible.
Here's a video-book preview of Mister Satan's Apprentice:
OTHER BOOKS BY ADAM GUSSOW:
Seems Like Murder Here: Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition (Chicago, 2002)
Journeyman's Road: Modern Blues Lives From Faulkner's Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York (Tennessee, 2007):
Here's a 58-minute video, filmed in August 2011 at the Hudson Valley Writer's Center, in which I read the first chapter of Mister Satan's Apprentice and then play some one-man band music: