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Half Blood Blues

Half Blood Blues
 

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 ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781847656568
Barcode 9781847656568
Published 2 June 2011 by Profile Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
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ISBN-13 9781847656568
ISBN-10 1847656560
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Profile Books
Imprint Serpent's Tail
Publication Date 2 June 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Edugyan, Esi
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 343
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Witnesses, Psychological fiction, Musicians, Redemption, Jazz musicians - Crimes against
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 554271

Description of this Electronic Book

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 old. 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Scotiabank Giller Prize 2011 (UK) -- Winner of Anisfield-Wolf Book Award 2012 (UK) -- Winner of Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize 2012 (UK) -- Winner of Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction 2013 (UK) -- Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 (UK)
NZ Review Lyrical and genuinely exciting it's a captivating book that races along with verve and panache.

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Author's Bio

Esi Edugyan's Washington Black has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 and The Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018. Her previous novel, Half Blood Blues won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor-General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize, and the Orange Prize. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia

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