Half-Blood Blues

Half-Blood Blues : From Berlin to Paris. Two Friends. One Betrayal.

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A new part of an old story: 1930s Berlin, the threat of imprisonment and the powerful desire to make something beautiful despite the horrorThe aftermath of the fall of Paris, 1940. Hieronymous Falk, a rising star on the cabaret scene, was arrested in a cafe and never heard from again. He was twenty years old. He was a German citizen. And he was 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 ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 343 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • English
  • 1781257000
  • 9781781257005
  • 74,644
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