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

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 02/02/2012

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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 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 ...

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846687761
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Edition: Main

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“Thoroughly enjoyable read.”

Before you start reading this book I recommend visiting this website http://www.allaboutjazz.com/speak.htm. The book is written from Sid Griffith’s perspective and in his own words. As he plays double bass in a jazz... More

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“Interesting Story”

I was happy to receive this book before publication and am fulfilling my part of the bargain, to review it! It's different take on a period of time that so much has been written about, with unusual characters and... More

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“Excellent!”

Very well written
Beautiful, emotional story - a great read!

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