Half-blood blues : a novel
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New York : Picador, 2012.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
319 pages ; 21 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
F EDUGYAN, E

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English
ISBN
9781250012708, 9781250012708 (pbk.), 1250012708

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Originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011.
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"Berlin, 1939. The Hot-Time Swingers, a popular German American jazz band, have been forbidden to play live because the Nazis have banned their 'degenerate music.' After escaping to Paris, where they meet Louis Armstrong, the band's brilliant young trumpet-player, Hieronymus Falk, is arrested in a café by the Gestapo. It is June 1940. He is never heard from again. He is twenty years old, a German citizen. And he is black. Berlin, 1992. Falk, now a jazz legend, is the subject of a celebratory documentary. Two of the original Hot-Time Swingers American band members, Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, are invited to attend the film's premier in Berlin. As they return to the landscape of their past friendships, rivalries, loves and betrayals, Sid, the only witness to Falk's disappearance who has always refused to speak about what happened, is forced to break his silence. Sid recreates the lost world of Berlin's pre-war smoky bars, and the salons of Paris, telling his vibrant and suspenseful story in German American slang. Half-Blood Blues is a novel about music and race, love and loyalty, and marks the arrival of an extraordinarily 'gifted storyteller' (The Toronto Star)"--,Provided by publisher.

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Edugyan, E. (2012). Half-blood blues: a novel (First U.S. edition.). Picador.

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Edugyan, Esi. 2012. Half-blood Blues: A Novel. New York: Picador.

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Edugyan, Esi. Half-blood Blues: A Novel New York: Picador, 2012.

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