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Half Blood Blues

Half Blood Blues

Author(s): Esi Edugyan

Location(s): Berlin, Paris

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): WW2 and 1990s



Charles C. Jones – Chip – and Sidney Griffiths, have been friends since they were children the STates. They find themselves in Berlin at the start of WW2, jazz musicians in a band whic inludes Hieronymous Falk, who is young and gifted half black and half German young man. The band flees to Paris after a brawl where they witness the fall of Paris, and Hieronymous disappears. The 1990s sees Chip and Sidney back in Berlin.

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‘Extraordinary in its evocation of time and place, its shimmering jazz vernacular, its pitch-perfect male banter and its period slang’ –Arifa Akbar, Independent

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War Time Berlin and Paris

Author: Tanya 52booksorbust

Half Blood Blues is set in Berlin and Paris during World War two. The story focuses on a band of black jazz musicians and their quest for fame. This book would be a perfect...

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