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The Resource Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan

Label
Half-blood blues : a novel
Title
Half-blood blues
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Esi Edugyan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Berlin, 1939. The Hot-Time Swingers, a popular German American jazz band, have been forbidden to play live because the Nazis have banned their 'degenerate music.' After escaping to Paris, where they meet Louis Armstrong, the band's brilliant young trumpet-player, Hieronymus Falk, is arrested in a café by the Gestapo. It is June 1940. He is never heard from again. He is twenty years old, a German citizen. And he is black. Berlin, 1992. Falk, now a jazz legend, is the subject of a celebratory documentary. Two of the original Hot-Time Swingers American band members, Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, are invited to attend the film's premier in Berlin. As they return to the landscape of their past friendships, rivalries, loves and betrayals, Sid, the only witness to Falk's disappearance who has always refused to speak about what happened, is forced to break his silence. Sid recreates the lost world of Berlin's pre-war smoky bars, and the salons of Paris, telling his vibrant and suspenseful story in German American slang. Half-Blood Blues is a novel about music and race, love and loyalty, and marks the arrival of an extraordinarily 'gifted storyteller' (The Toronto Star)"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5C22EABD-5108-4335-BDAE-9614C2D04830
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm63218758
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466802841
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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5c22eabd-5108-4335-bdae-9614c2d04830
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Half-blood blues : a novel, Esi Edugyan
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5C22EABD-5108-4335-BDAE-9614C2D04830
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2011
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm63218758
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (321 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781466802841
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5c22eabd-5108-4335-bdae-9614c2d04830
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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