Half-blood blues /
Esi Edugyan.
imprint
Toronto : Thomas Allen Publishers, c2011.
description
311 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780887627415
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author
imprint
Toronto : Thomas Allen Publishers, c2011.
isbn
9780887627415
general note
"A novel"--Cover.
catalogue key
7781079
 
Includes bibliographical references: p. 311.
Purchase; DSO; 2012; RB297212.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, CAN, 2012 : Won
Giller Prize, CAN, 2011 : Won
Governor Generals Literary Awards, CAN, 2011 : Nominated
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, USA, 2013 : Nominated
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, GBR, 2011 : Nominated
Orange Prize for Fiction, GBR, 2012 : Nominated
Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, CAN, 2011 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
...a stunning, powerful read, a compelling story brilliantly told.
... brilliantly conceived, gorgeously executed novel.
Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan has written a truly beautiful novel.
Half-Blood Blues is an engrossing and unforgettable story.
Half-Blood Blues itself represents a kind of flowering -- that of a gifted storyteller.
Half-Blood Blues itself represents a kind of flowering- that of a gifted storyteller."
With Half-Blood Blues , Esi Edugyan has written a truly beautiful novel.
This item was reviewed in:
The Australian, October 2011
Quill & Quire, November 2011
Guardian UK, February 2012
Wall Street Journal, February 2012
Boston Globe, March 2012
Chicago Tribune, March 2012
Los Angeles Times, March 2012
New York Times Book Review, April 2012
New York Times Full Text Review, April 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
Paris, 1940. A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. He is a German citizen. And he is black. Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero "s fate. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris “ where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance “ Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of resistance. Half-Blood Blues , the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.
Main Description
Paris, 1940. A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. He is a German citizen. And he is black. Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of resistance. Half-Blood Blues , the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.
Main Description
Paris, 1940.  A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again.  He is twenty years old.  He is a German citizen.  And he is black.   Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate.  From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of  Paris - where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance - Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of resistance.   Half-Blood Blues , the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.  
Main Description
Paris, 1940. A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. He is a German citizen. And he is black. Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris -- where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance -- Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of the resistance. Half-Blood Blues , the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.
Main Description
Paris, 1940. A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. He is a German citizen. And he is black. Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris -- where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance -- Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of the resistance. Half-Blood Blues, the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.
Main Description
Paris, 1940. A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. He is a German citizen. And he is black.Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate. From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris -- where the legendary Louis Armstrong makes an appearance -- Sid, with his distinctive and rhythmic German-American slang, leads the reader through a fascinating world alive with passion, music and the spirit of the resistance. Half-Blood Blues , the second novel by an exceptionally talented young writer, is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.

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