Half Blood Blues

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2011, Nominiert: Booker Prize 2011, Nominiert: Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2011, Ausgezeichnet: Scotiabank Giller Prize 2011, Nominiert: Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction 2011, Nominiert: Walter Scott Prize 2012, Nominiert: Orange Prize 2012, Ausgezeichnet: Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize 2012, Ausgezeichnet: Ethel Wilson Fiction Award 2012, Nominiert: IMPAC Award 2013, Ausgezeichnet: Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction 2013
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B Format Paperback
Esi Edugyan
282 g
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Repackaged edition of Man Booker and Orange Prize shortlisted novel, to tie in with publication of Washington Black
Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you.

The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years old. He was a German citizen. And he was black.

Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. Persuaded by his old friend Chip, Sid discovers there's more to the journey than he thought when Chip shares a mysterious letter, bringing to the surface secrets buried since Hiero's fate was settled.

In Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan weaves the horror of betrayal, the burden of loyalty and the possibility that, if you don't tell your story, someone else might tell it for you. And they just might tell it wrong ...

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