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Amnesty International Book Club-Westdale
June 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1pm
We launch a Westdale branch of the
Amnesty International Book Club,
in partnership with OPIRG McMaster.
Please join us for a discussion of our first book selection,
Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan.
The brilliant, bestselling, Giller Prize–winning novel.
Esi Edugyan’s Half-Blood Blues took the literary world by storm when it was first published, captivating readers and reviewers with its audacity, power, and sheer brilliance. The novel won or was nominated for every literary prize in Canada—and many international ones, too, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize. It was hailed as one of the best books of the year by Oprah, The Globe and Mail, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Vancouver Sun, and it was named a New York Times Editor’s Choice.
From the smoky bars of pre-war Berlin to the salons of Paris, the narrator of Half-Blood Blues, musician Sid Griffiths, leads the reader through a fascinating, little-known world and into the heart of his own guilty conscience. The bestselling, award-winning Half-Blood Blues is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty, and the sacrifices we ask of ourselves—and demand of others—in the name of art.
Esi Edugyan’s Half Blood Blues won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize and the Orange Prize. Esi lives in Victoria, BC.
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