The Resource Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan

Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan

Label
Half-blood blues
Title
Half-blood blues
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, where they meet Louis Armstrong, 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. Half-Blood Blues is a novel about music and race, love and loyalty, and marks the arrival of an extraordinarily 'gifted storyteller' (The Toronto Star)"--
Title
Half-blood blues
Creator
Summary
In the aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940, Hieronymus Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years old, a German citizen, and black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin.
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2013
  • BC Book Prizes, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, 2012
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2013.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2012
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2011.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016418
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.E35
LC item number
H35 2012
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Esi Edugyan
Label
Half-blood blues, Esi Edugyan
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/708/9781250012708/image/lgcover.9781250012708.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • CARNG-ANG
  • CARNG-ANG
  • WFLDW-WES
  • WFLDW-WES
  • WINCH-WIN
  • WINCH-WIN
  • CULVR-CUL
  • CULVR-CUL
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • JCKSN-SEY
  • JCKSN-SEY
  • WLAFY-WES
  • WLAFY-WES
  • JAYCO-POR
  • JAYCO-POR
  • NMDSN-ELW
  • NMDSN-ELW
  • NCSTL-NEW
  • NCSTL-NEW
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19515445
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9781250012708
Lccn
2011044816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
19515445
System control number
(DLC)ocm00085005

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