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Half Blood Blues: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011

Half Blood Blues: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011 (Paperback, Main)

By Edugyan, Esi

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Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years o...ld. He was a German citizen. And he was black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there's more to the journey than he thought when Chip shares a mysterious letter, bringing to the surface secrets buried since Hiero's fate was settled. In Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan weaves the horror of betrayal, the burden of loyalty and the possibility that, if you don't tell your story, someone else might tell it for you. And they just might tell it wrong ...
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ISBN 9781788161770
Released NZ 29 Aug 2018
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788161770
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 29 Aug 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 294g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Jazz musicians - Fiction - Crimes against, Blacks - Fiction - Crimes against
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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