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Half-Blood Blues - A Novel

Esi Edugyan

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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 café. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kyle Riley

Length:

11h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:06