Esi Edugyan''s Half-Blood Blues took the literary world
by storm when it was first published, captivating readers and
reviewers with its audacity, power, and sheer brilliance. The novel
won or was nominated for every literary prize in Canada-and many
international ones, too, including the prestigious Man Booker
Prize-and was hailed as one of the best books of the year by Oprah,
The Globe and Mail, Amazon, The San Francisco
Chronicle, The Vancouver Sun, and was a New York
Times Editor''s Choice.
From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris,
the narrator of Half-Blood Blues, musician Sid Griffiths,
leads the reader through a fascinating, little-known world, and
into the heart of his own guilty conscience. The best-selling,
award-winning Half-Blood Blues 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.