"In 1866 as Tom and his guardian, Eliza Bethune, struggle to adjust to their fashionable apartment in the city in the aftermath of riots that had driven them away a few years before. But soon a stranger arrives from the mysterious island of Edgemere, inhabited solely by African settlers and black refugees from the war and riots, who intends to reunite Tom with his now-liberated mother."--Page  of cover.
Blind Tom, 1849-1908 -- Childhood and youth -- Fiction.
Blind Tom, 1849-1908 -- Fiction.
Blind musicians -- United States -- Fiction.
Exploitation -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Pianists -- United States -- Fiction.
Slavery -- Fiction.