Twelve Bar Blues

Patrick Neate (Author)
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Description

The raucous novel that won the prestigious Whitbread Novel Award, Twelve Bar Blues is a virtuoso 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 passionate tones of his coronet. But Lick's true passion is for his beautiful lost stepsister Sylvie, for whom he searches for 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 New York and Chicago in 1999 in search of 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.

Product Details

Price
$14.00  $12.88
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
February 11, 2004
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.56 X 1.08 X 8.24 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802140562
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About the Author

Patrick Neate is a freelance journalist who covers jazz, blues, and hip-hop. He is also the author of the novel Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko.