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Edugyan, Esi

Overview
Works: 17 works in 186 publications in 11 languages and 4,489 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.E35, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Esi Edugyan
 
Most widely held works by Esi Edugyan
Half-blood blues : a novel by Esi Edugyan( Book )

75 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlin, 1939. The Hot-Time Swingers, a popular German American jazz band, have been forbidden to play live because the Nazis have banned their 'degenerate music.' After escaping to Paris, where they meet Louis Armstrong, the band's brilliant young trumpet-player, Hieronymus Falk, is arrested in a café by the Gestapo. It is June 1940. He is never heard from again. He is twenty years old, a German citizen. And he is black. Berlin, 1992. Falk, now a jazz legend, is the subject of a celebratory documentary. Two of the original Hot-Time Swingers American band members, Sid Griffiths and Chip Jones, are invited to attend the film's premier in Berlin. As they return to the landscape of their past friendships, rivalries, loves and betrayals, Sid, the only witness to Falk's disappearance who has always refused to speak about what happened, is forced to break his silence. Sid recreates the lost world of Berlin's pre-war smoky bars, and the salons of Paris, telling his vibrant and suspenseful story in German American slang. Half-Blood Blues is a novel about music and race, love and loyalty, and marks the arrival of an extraordinarily 'gifted storyteller' (The Toronto Star)"--
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master's eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or "Titch," is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life
The second life of Samuel Tyne : a novel by Esi Edugyan( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in exile from his native Ghana, disenchanted Samuel Tyne quits his job and moves his family to a mansion in a provincial part of Canada, where he discovers the local community's history of in-fighting and mysterious fires
Half-blood blues : a novel by Esi Edugyan( Recording )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 they are invited to attend the film's premier, Sid's role in Falk's fate will be questioned and the two old musicians set off on a surprising and strange journey
The second life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1968, fifteen years after Samuel Tyne left Ghana and moved to Canada. He finds himself stuck in a thankless, dead-end job--40 years old and disillusioned. Whe he inherits his uncle's mansion, Samuel aspires to start a new life. He moves his crass, unemotional wife and their strange 12-year-old twin daughters to Aster, a town originally settled by escaped American slaves. His hope restored, he finally feels he belongs. But behind the town's picturesque appearance and qiet intimacy looms something dark and violent that threatens to destroy Samuel
Washington Black : a novel by Esi Edugyan( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enthralling"--Boston Globe ● "Extraordinary"--Seattle Times ● "Profoundly humane"--The Times (London)LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 From the author of the award-winning international best seller Half-Blood Blues comes a dazzling new novel, 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 slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning--and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?
Diese Fremden : Kurzgeschichten by Esi Edugyan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of elsewhere : observations on home by Esi Edugyan( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and mean origins, we say home and mean belonging. These are two different things: where we come from, and where we are. Writing about belonging is not a simple task. Esi Edugyan chooses to intertwine fact and fiction, objective and subjective in an effort to find out if one can belong to more than one place, if home is just a place or if it can be an idea, a person, a memory, or a dream. How "home" changes, how it changes us, and how every farewell carries the promise of a return. Readers of Canadian literature, armchair travellers, and all citizens of the global village will enjoy her explorations and reflections, as we follow her from Ghana to Germany, from Toronto to Budapest, from Paris to New York
Book Club Kit by Esi Edugyan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant jazz musician, Hiero, is arrested by the Nazis and never heard from again. He is twenty years old. He is a German citizen. And he is black. Fifty years later, his friend and fellow musician, Sid, must relive that unforgettable time, revealing the friendships, love affairs and treacheries that sealed Hiero's fate
The bone house and other stories by Esi Edugyan( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiel's noch einmal Roman by Esi Edugyan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BOOK CLUB SET Half-blood blues by Esi Edugyan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Half blood blues by Esi Edugyan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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, a German citizen, and he was black. Fifty years later, Sid, Hiero's bandmate and the only witness that day, is going back to Berlin. 2011 Giller Prize. 2011
Dreaming elsewhere: observations on home by Esi Edugyan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Halvblodsblues by Esi Edugyan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

HALF BLOOD BLUES : shortlisted for the man booker prize 2011 by Esi Edugyan( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Edugyan, Esi

Esi Edugyan Canadees auteur

Esi Edugyan écrivaine canadienne

Esi Edugyan escritora canadiense

Esi Edugyan kanadische Schriftstellerin

Эдугян, Эси

اسی ادوقیان

اسی ادوگیان نویسنده کانادایی

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