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Winner of the prestigious Whitbread Novel Award, Twelve Bar Blues is an epic tale of fate and family, jazz and juju that spans three continents and two centuries to tell a story of enduring roots and indelible love. At its heart is Lick Holden, a talented but tormented young musician who sets the jazz scene of early-twentieth-century New Orleans on fire with the hot tones of his coronet. But Lick's true passion is for his beautiful lost stepsister, for whom he searches among the streets, music halls, and bordellos of the South. Their story reverberates through the decades into the life of Sylvia Di Napoli, a black English former prostitute turned singer who travels from London to America in 1999 to find the answer to the mystery of her family's roots. Funny and poignant, Twelve Bar Blues is a dynamic novel with all the emotional energy and breakneck tempo of a red-hot Big Easy jazz band that will hook you — like a favorite tune — until the very last page. "A rollicking novel ... energetic, divinely plotted." — The Times (London) "A hugely enjoyable offering." — Independent on Sunday

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802117274
Author:
Neate, Patrick
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
British
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Women singers
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Cornet players.
Subject:
Ex-prostitutes
Subject:
FICTION / Family Saga
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
October 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.36x6.41x1.40 in. 1.56 lbs.

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