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Half-Blood Blues

by (author) Esi Edugyan

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Jul 2019
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443433488
    Publish Date
    Jul 2019
    List Price
    $18.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781250012708
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $15.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780887629587
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $11.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781443433471
    Publish Date
    Nov 2013
    List Price
    $19.99

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Summer of Canadian Reading 2019

The brilliant, bestselling, Giller Prize–winning novel

Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues took the literary world by storm when it was first published, captivating readers and reviewers with its audacity, power, and sheer brilliance. The novel won or was nominated for every literary prize in Canada—and many international ones, too, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize. It was hailed as one of the best books of the year by Oprah, The Globe and Mail, Amazon, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Vancouver Sun, and it was named a New York TimesEditor’s Choice.

From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris, the narrator of Half-Blood Blues, musician Sid Griffiths, leads the reader through a fascinating, little-known world and into the heart of his own guilty conscience. The bestselling, award-winning Half-Blood Blues 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

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, ESI EDUGYAN was raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of Washington Black, which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Man Booker Award and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; Half-Blood Blues, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Man Booker Prize and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize; and The Second Life of Samuel Tyne. She is also the author of Dreaming of Elsewhere, which is part of the Kreisel Memorial Lecture Series. She has held fellowships in the U.S., Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain, and Belgium. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

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Awards

  • Unknown, BC Book Awards - Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
  • Unknown, IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Unknown, Governor General’s Literary Award
  • Unknown, Booker Prize
  • Unknown, Orange Prize for Fiction
  • Unknown, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
  • Unknown, Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada
  • Unknown, Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
  • Unknown, Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
  • Unknown, Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

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