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Half-Blood Blues

by Esi Edugyan

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Summer of Canadian Reading 2019

The brilliant, bestselling, Giller Prize–winning novel

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. It was hailed as one of the best books of the year by Oprah, The Globe and Mail, Amazon, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Vancouver Sun, and it was named a New York TimesEditor’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 bestselling, 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.

About the Author

Esi Edugyan

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, Esi Edugyan was raised in Calgary, Alberta. She is also the author of Half-Blood Blues, Dreaming of Elsewhere, and Washington Black, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust, and Man Booker Prizes, and won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She has held fellowships in the US, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain, and Belgium. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Awards
  • , Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
  • , Orange Prize for Fiction
  • , Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
  • , IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • , Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada
  • , Booker Prize
  • , Governor General’s Literary Award
  • , Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
  • , BC Book Awards - Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
  • , Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

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