2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

It's been a couple of weeks since the big Scotiabank Giller Prize announcement, and I am behind on my wrap-up post for this event. So, if you're sick of hearing about the Giller Prize by now, by all means, tune out. However, because I have done this the past two years on my blog, I … Continue reading 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner

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Shadow Giller: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Since this book first came out, I have been captivated by the octopus on the cover. What is an octopus doing on the cover of a book about an escaped slave? Well, let me tell you... It starts in Barbados in 1830, when the plantation master's brother comes to visit. "Titch" asks for the "use" … Continue reading Shadow Giller: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues tells the story of a group of jazz musicians, called the Hot-time Swingers, and their time on the jazz scene in Berlin and Paris in the late 1930s.  While in Paris, the young up-and-coming trumpet star, Hieronymus Falk, gets taken by the Nazis and is presumed dead.  50 years later, Sid relives the events that take … Continue reading Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan