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  • Esi Edugyan

    Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Man Booker Prize Finalist 2011 An Oprah Magazine Best Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction Berlin, 1939. The Hot Time Swingers, a popular jazz band, has been forbidden to play by the Nazis. Their young trumpet-player Hieronymus Falk, declared a musical genius by none other than Louis Armstrong, is arrested in a Paris café. He is never heard from again. He was twenty years old, a German citizen. And he was black. Berlin, 1952. Falk is a jazz legend. Hot Time Swingers band members Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, both African Americans from Baltimore, have appeared in a documentary about Falk. When...read more

  • Esi Edugyan

    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, travels to Berlin, 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...read more

  • Esi Edugyan

    Only Available for Sale in Canada Esi Edugyan won wide acclaim for her stunning novel Half-Blood Blues-a Man Booker Prize finalist and winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In it, 83-year-old Sid Griffiths remembers his time during WWII playing in a Berlin jazz band called the Hot Time Swingers. When jazz music was denounced by the Nazis, Sid and his bandmates fled to Paris-a move that put Hieronymous, the band's brilliantly talented trumpeter, in constant danger due to his Afro-German heritage. '[A] brilliantly conceived, gorgeously executed novel.'-Globe and...read more

  • Esi Edugyan

    • TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Boston Globe, NPR, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle • WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE • FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE, THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE 'Enthralling' --Boston Globe  'Extraordinary' --Seattle Times  'A rip-roaring tale' --Washington Post A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world. George Washington Black, or 'Wash,' an eleven-year-old field...read more

  • Esi Edugyan

    Haunting and atmospheric, this debut novel portrays the heartbreak, hardship and moments of surprising grace in the life of a man struggling to realize his destiny. A young man of astonishing promise when he emigrated from Ghana in 1955, Samuel Tyne was determined to accomplish great things. Fifteen long years later, he’s an insignificant government employee who hates his job when he unexpectedly inherits his uncle’s crumbling mansion in Aster, Alberta. Despite his wife’s resistance and the sullen complaints of his thirteen-year-old twin daughters, Samuel quits his job and moves his family to the town. For here, he believes, is that fabled second chance, and he is...read more

  • Esi Edugyan

    A dazzling, original novel of slavery and freedom, from the author of the international bestseller Half-Blood Blues Longlisted for the 2018 MAN BOOKER PRIZE When two English brothers arrive at a Barbados sugar plantation, they bring with them a darkness beyond what the slaves have already known. Washington Black – an eleven year-old field slave – is horrified to find himself chosen to live in the quarters of one of these men. But the man is not as Washington expects him to be. His new master is the eccentric Christopher Wilde – naturalist, explorer, inventor and abolitionist – whose obsession to perfect a winged flying machine disturbs all who know him. Washington is initiated...read more

  • Esi Edugyan

    Die Flucht ist nur der Anfang Barbados, 1830: Der schwarze Sklavenjunge Washington Black schuftet auf einer Zuckerrohrplantage unter unmenschlichen Bedingungen. Bis er zum Leibdiener Christopher Wildes auserwählt wird, dem Bruder des brutalen Plantagenbesitzers. Christopher ist Erfinder, Entdecker, Naturwissenschaftler - und Gegner der Sklaverei. Das ungleiche Paar entkommt in einem selbst gebauten Luftschiff von der Plantage. Es beginnt eine abenteuerliche Flucht, die die beiden um die halbe Welt führen wird. Eine Geschichte von Selbstfindung und Verrat, von Liebe und Erlösung. Und eine Geschichte über die Frage: Was bedeutet...read more