Half-Blood Blues

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Product Number: Z100125098
Released: Jun 02, 2017
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ISBN: #9781427222770
Narrator/s: Kyle Riley
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Man Booker Prize Finalist 2011 An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers, a popular jazz band, has been forbidden to play by the Nazis. Their young trumpet-player Hieronymus Falk, declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong, is arrested in a Paris cafE. He is never heard from again. He was twenty years old, a German citizen. And he was black. Berlin, 1952. Falk is a jazz legend. Hot Time Swingers band members Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, both African Americans from Baltimore, have appeared in a documentary about Falk. When they are invited to attend the film's premier, Sid's role in Falk's fate will be questioned and the two old musicians set off on a surprising and strange journey. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris, Sid leads the reader through a fascinating, little-known world as he describes the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that led to Falk's incarceration in Sachsenhausen. Esi Edugyan's Half-Blood Blues is a story about music and race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.

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Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Awards:2011-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize,
2011-Fiction-Winner-Scotiabank Giller Prize
Original Publish Date: Feb 28, 2012

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Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Narrator(s): Kyle Riley
Product Number DA0051
Released: Feb 16, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464026454
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Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Narrator(s): Kyle Riley
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Released: Apr 01, 2014
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427252128
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Author(s): Esi Edugyan
Product Number EB00104352
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: #9781466802841

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