Half-Blood Blues: A Novel

August 25, 2011|
Half-Blood Blues: A Novel by Esi Edugyan
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Winner of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize, short-listed for the 2011 Governor General's Award for Fiction

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.

Title:Half-Blood Blues: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.88 inPublished:August 25, 2011Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887627412

ISBN - 13:9780887627415

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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