Winner of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize!
Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues took the literary world by storm when it was first published, captivating readers and reviewers with its audacity, power, and sheer brilliance. The novel won or was nominated for every literary prize in Canada—and many international ones, too, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize—and was hailed as one of the best books of the year by Oprah, The Globe and Mail, Amazon, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Vancouver Sun, and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice.
From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris, the narrator of Half-Blood Blues, musician Sid Griffiths, leads the reader through a fascinating, little known world, and into the heart of his own guilty conscience. The best-selling, award-winning Half-Blood Blues is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves, and demand of others, in the name of art.