Half-blood blues: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
The aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymus Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, is arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. A German citizen. And he is 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 ...
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID eee95dcc-ff84-902b-d4de-4b0c62a15247
Grouping Title half blood blues
Grouping Author edugyan esi
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-16 22:54:34PM
Last Indexed 2018-08-16 23:46:35PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Esi Edugyan
author_display Edugyan, Esi
available_at_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description Sid, a former member of a popular 1930s German American jazz band which was forbidden by the Nazis to play live, returns to Berlin in 1992 to attend the screening of a documentary about his band mate Hieronymus Falk, who was arrested by the Gestapo in a Paris cafe after the men escaped from Germany and is considered a jazz legend, and finally breaks his silence about what he witnessed the day Hieronymus was taken into custody, while also describing the pre-war music scene in Germany.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id eee95dcc-ff84-902b-d4de-4b0c62a15247
isbn 9781250012708, 9781427222787, 9781846687754
item_details ils:CARL0000381428|35192043526965|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Edugyan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000653203|FF00088228|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|F EDU|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, overdrive:ec28d3f7-7d5e-4dfe-9559-c8d5eb476541|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2018-08-17T04:46:35.103Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Edugyan
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9781846687754
publishDate 2011, 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000381428|Book|Books||English|Serpent's Tail,|2011.|343 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000653203|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Picador,|2012.|321 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:ec28d3f7-7d5e-4dfe-9559-c8d5eb476541|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio||
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000381428 35192043526965 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:ec28d3f7-7d5e-4dfe-9559-c8d5eb476541 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction, Blacks -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Ex-concentration camp inmates -- Fiction, Jazz musicians -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Jazz musicians -- Fiction, Musicians -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- History -- 1940-1944 -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction, Redemption -- Fiction, Reunions -- Fiction, Witnesses -- Fiction
title_display Half-blood blues : a novel
title_full Half blood blues / Esi Edugyan, Half-Blood Blues A Novel, Half-blood blues : a novel / Esi Edugyan
title_short Half-blood blues :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African American Fiction, Blacks, Crimes against, Ex-concentration camp inmates, Fiction, History, Jazz musicians, Literature, Musicians, Psychological fiction, Racially mixed people, Redemption, Reunions, Witnesses