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Half Blood Blues – Esi Edugyan

Folks think a lifetime is a thing stretched out over years. It ain’t. It can happen quick as a match in a dark room.

Nazi-occupied Paris, 1940. 722 more words


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Half Blood Blues

Compelling story line and characters, black jazz musicians who return to the haunts of their youthful days in Nazi Europe, marred by the writer’s insistence on using an annoying form of incomprehensible slang amongst her characters

SHEDNOTES 120: The way we were, not long ago

The Shed enjoyed a book called Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan, about a jazz band being hounded by the Nazis in Berlin for decadence in both music and racial tolerance. 123 more words

Notes From The Shed

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Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

An atmospheric look at music, memory and the lengths people go for art, recognition and survival, Esi Edugyan’s novel Half-Blood Blues… 501 more words


Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

2/5 stars.
ebook, 288 pages.
Read from March 22 to April 13, 2014.

This book has been nominated and has won a variety of awards, to name a few: Man Booker Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2011), Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Shortlist (2012), Scotiabank Giller Prize (2011). 659 more words

Read 2014

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

The 15th book on the Canada Reads Top 40 List is Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan.

First Impressions

This really wasn’t a book that I was interested in reading.. 473 more words