Half-Blood Blues

Esi Edugyan

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Paris, 1940.  A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again.  He is twenty years old.  He is a German citizen.  And he is black. Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris -- where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance -- Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of the resistance. Half-Blood Blues, the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN-13
9780887627415
Language
English
Manufacturer/Publisher
Thomas Allen Publishers
Author(s)/editor(s)
Esi Edugyan
Release date
2011-08-25
Brand
n/a
Product Identifiers
Walmart Item #
30674366, 30294635
UPC
978088762741
SKU
10069293

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