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Half Blood Blues - Esi Edugyan
Half Blood Blues
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Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of... show more
Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846687754 (1846687756)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Pages no: 343
Edition language: English
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4.0 Half-Blood Blues / Esi Edugyan
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...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
Jazz under the Nazis, both in Germany and in occupied Paris. Friendship and betrayal in the worst of circumstances, when betrayal can literally lead to death. And then, years later, revisiting those haunts, those people, those betrayals. This is a really amazing book.It was all the buzz when this bo...
ellaminnowpea
ellaminnowpea rated it
Incredibly good, but I need to let this stew for a moment before I write a proper review.
It's Just, Like, My Opinion, Man.
It's Just, Like, My Opinion, Man. rated it
2.0 Half Blood Blues
Thoroughly unlikable and unsympathetic characters fail to carry what could have been a poignant story. The combination of the jazz age and the fall of paris creates an environment ripe for a hot blooded story of betrayal during wartime, but at no time did i ever sympathize with a single one of the ...
JGold
JGold rated it
3.0 Half-Blood Blues
"Edugyan creates melodic prose worthy of Langston Hughes, and when she's describing her characters music sessions and love of Jazz, even someone like me can hear the wailing trumpets and rhythmic beat of the drums."See full review at:http://wp.me/p2aMr6-5l
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