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Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Half Blood Blues tells of a jazz band with a superb horn player, Hieronymus Falk, trying to survive in occupied occupied Paris during WWII. Falk is young, German, and black. This is a fascinating tale of friendship, loyalty, betrayal, and … Continue reading

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Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The novel is named after its main character and begins when Washington is eleven years old. He’s a slave at a Barbados sugar plantation, overseen by a contemptible master. The master’s brother, Titch, visits and chooses Wash as his manservant. … Continue reading

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