Told through the experiences of the great Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary, Driving the King is a daring and brilliant new novel that explores race and class in 1950s America.
“Driving the King” is so enveloping that it’s easy to forget its epigraph: “The art of fiction is an art of make-believe.”
The New York Times
By following Howard’s characters, we are allowed a sidelong but penetrating glimpse into one of the most important events in American history, the yearlong Montgomery bus boycott...."
Praise for Like Trees, Walking
“The verdict: A breathtaking debut.”
“This is a gripping tale of evil and injustice, and a fine debut from a talented writer.”