Twelve Bar BluesPatrick Neate
Twelve Bar Blues is a dazzling novel about identity, the search for roots. From an imaginary Africa three centuries ago to our familiar modern suburbs, via 1900-1910’s Louisiana, Patrick Neate leads us in a whirlwind of music, words and humor.
A fascinating novel in quest of the black soul, a magnificent metaphor on the art of tales, a glorious dive into the early days of jazz, a striking painting of misery in yesterday’s deep South and today’s great capitals, Twelve Bar Blues is a hallucinating journey in search of the tempo of our Times.
Patrick Neate is one of the most promising authors of the new English generation. Twelve Bar Blues won the Whitbread Award in 2001.
Translated from the English (United-Kingdom) by Sophie Azuelos.
544 pages - 24€ - in French only