Blackbird Blues

Jean K. Carney (Author)

Product Details

$15.95  $14.67
Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
5.51 X 0.5 X 8.5 inches | 0.62 pounds
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"The story's surprising twists and turns build steadily to its deeply-affecting climax--like a masterful jazz performance itself. As Blackbird Blues is true to the sounds of jazz, it is true to the sacrifices of love, family, and community made by individuals who find one another in the jazz world." -- Paul Berliner, Author of Thinking in Jazz: The Infinite Art of Improvisation

"Blackbird Blues gives us a portrait of a time and place that makes us examine our own era. Carney writes with elegance and authority, whether she takes us inside a convent, a Chicago jazz club, an illegal abortion clinic, or a young woman's heart. Like The Bell Jar, but more communal and publicly aware." -- S.L. Wisenberg

"Jean Carney has written a masterful novel. She has the rare capacity to combine almost surgically precise prose with warm and compassionate understanding of human misery and spunk. Blackbird Blues made me see, taste, smell, and touch the world in which Mary Kaye, Maureen, and Lucius lived, with all their fears, desires, regrets, and contradictions, as if they were my own. Reading Blackbird Blues is a powerful experience. It left me with a greater sense of hope and a more sympathetic attention to despair. It will stay with me for a long time." -- Stefania Tutino, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles and author of Uncertainty in Post-Reformation Catholicism: A History of Probabilism

"Blackbird Blues' graceful plot and spare style evoke the existential complexities of these haunting characters and the times in which they lived with poignancy and power." -- Zachary S. Schiffman, author of The Birth of the Past