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Twelve bar blues - Patrick Neate

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Title
Twelve bar blues
Author
Patrick Neate
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Viking
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20010503

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"Alex Garland watch out..." - Cosmopolitan
Spanning three continents and two centuries TWELVE BAR BLUES is an epic tale of jazz and juju, fate, family and friendship which finally unfolds in the Louisiana bayou...
At its heart is Lick Holden, a young jazz musician, in 1900 New Orleans. The story of Lick's search for his step-sister echoes throughout the other stories in the book - of Sylvia, the English hooker and Jim her young companion; of the mysterious seashell head-dress; of Musa, the itinerant witchdoctor and of Tongo, the frustrated African chief.
And all of this structured around the harmonic progression of the 12 bar blues ...

Patrick Neate is the author of four previous novels: Musungu Jim and the Great Chief Tuloko, which won a Betty Trask Award, Twelve Bar Blues, which won the 2001 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, The London Pigeon Wars, and City of Tiny Lights and Jerusalem. He lives in London.

Keyword Index
Jazz - Fiction.|Jazz musicians - Louisiana - New Orleans - Fiction.|New Orleans (La.) - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
400