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The Resource Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Label
Half-blood blues : a novel
Title
Half-blood blues
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Berlin, 1939. The Hot-Time Swingers, a popular German American jazz band, have been forbidden to play live because the Nazis have banned their 'degenerate music.' After escaping to Paris the band's brilliant young trumpet-player, Hieronymus Falk, is arrested in a café by the Gestapo. It is June 1940. He is never heard from again. He is twenty years old, a German citizen. And he is black. Berlin, 1992. Falk, now a jazz legend, is the subject of a celebratory documentary. Two of the original Hot-Time Swingers American band members, Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, are invited to attend the film's premier in Berlin. As they return to the landscape of their past friendships, rivalries, loves and betrayals, Sid, the only witness to Falk's disappearance who has always refused to speak about what happened, is forced to break his silence. Sid recreates the lost world of Berlin's pre-war smoky bars, and the salons of Paris, telling his vibrant and suspenseful story in German American slang
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Edugyan, Esi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Jazz musicians
  • Racially mixed people
  • Jazz musicians
  • Racially mixed people
  • Disappeared persons
  • Reunions
  • Paris (France)
  • Berlin (Germany)
Label
Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0010185005
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250012708
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011044816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) l2011044816
Label
Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0010185005
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250012708
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011044816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) l2011044816

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