If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.54 X 8.16 X 0.6 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780345449733

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About the Author

A Billie Holiday fan for as long as she can remember, Farah Jasmine Griffin is currently a visiting professor at Columbia University. She is the author of "Who Set You Flowin'?" The African American Migration Narrative.

Reviews

"This exquisite look at Lady Day is priceless."
-Essence

"DAZZLING . . . THIS BOOK CONTAINS WRITING AS HAUNTING AND EVOCATIVE AS BILLIE HOLIDAY'S VOICE."
-ANN DOUGLAS
Author of Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s

"[AN] AMBITIOUS, FREE-RANGING MEDITATION ON THE SINGER'S LEGACY . . . Griffin's prose is both sentimental and intellectual. . . . Her observations are sound and illuminating."
-The Washington Post