Chip told us not to go out. Said, don't you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of a night, I tell you. The 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 ...
A superbly atmospheric prologue kick-starts a thrilling story about truth and betrayal... [a] brilliant, fast-moving novel. Kate Saunders Times
Esi Edugyan wurde 1977 in Calgary, Kanada geboren. Sie studierte an der University of Victoria und an der Johns Hopkins University und war Stipendiatin am Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown und an der Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Esi Edugyan lebt mit Ehemann und Tochter in Victoria, Kanada.