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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.

 

About the Author

Esi Edugyan

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, Esi Edugyan was raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is also the author of Half-Blood Blues, Dreaming of Elsewhere, and Washington Black, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust, and Man Booker Prizes, and won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has held fellowships in the US, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain, and Belgium. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

Half-Blood Blues is an engrossing and unforgettable

story.”

— Austin Clarke, author of The Polished Hoe

Half-Blood Blues itself represents a kind of flowering—

that of a gifted storyteller."

— Toronto Star

“With Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan has written a truly

beautiful novel.”

— Lawrence Hill, author of The Book Of Negroes

“...a stunning, powerful read, a compelling story

brilliantly told.”

— Quill & Quire

“... brilliantly conceived, gorgeously executed novel.”

— Globe & Mail

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