Cato Caldwell Douglass is overwhelmed by the suicide of his longtime friend and colleague, Paul Cummings. As Cato tries to make sense of his friend's death, he recalls how they met in a college creative writing course after World War II, how their competitive friendship grew, and how difficult relationships and racism threatened to keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a writer.
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The novel title, !Click Song, refers to "The Click Song" ("Qongqothwane"), a Xhosa folk song of South Africa made famous around the world by Grammy Award-winning South African singer, Miriam Makeba
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