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The Resource Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Label
Half-blood blues : a novel
Title
Half-blood blues
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 cafe?<U+00fc> 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)"--
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DLC
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Edugyan, Esi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.E35
LC item number
H35 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jazz musicians
  • Racially mixed people
  • Ex-concentration camp inmates
  • Reunions
  • Paris (France)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Label
Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9781250012708
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011044816
System control number
  • sky244900559
  • (OCoLC)755698701
  • 812610
Label
Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
321 p.
Isbn
9781250012708
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011044816
System control number
  • sky244900559
  • (OCoLC)755698701
  • 812610

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