Half Blood Blues was the February group read book for the Goodreads Canadian Content group in celebration of Black History Month. This historical fiction novel is narrated by Sid, a jazz musician, as he reflects back fifty years to his days performing in Berlin (and later Paris) during the war. 231 more words
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Title : Half Blood Blues
Author: Esi Edugyan
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She forgot the definition of “jazz” as well and came to think of it as every beautiful thing she had ever failed to appreciate: the taste of warm rain; the smell of a baby; the din of a swollen river, rushing past her tree and onward to infinity.
This book is an award magnet. It won the Scotiabank Giller Prize (praise be!), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction (holla), and was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (hella impressive). 64 more words