Bud is running away from his orphanage, from his horrible foster parents, and from his hometown city of Flint, Michigan. All he has is a suitcase with some mementos and flyers for Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression-----and Bud is sure that this man is his father. And once he decides to find him, not hunger, fear, fish heads or vampire bats can get in his way. A touching novel set during the Great Depression, Bud, Not Buddy provides a glimpse into the era of Jazz and hunger from the perspective of a constantly thinking young boy. 243 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.