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|| Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s Chicago jazz scene, a highly ambitious and stylish literary debut that combines the atmosphere and period detail of Amor Towles' Rules of Civility with the emotional depth and drama of The Memory Keeper's Daughter, about a talented but troubled singer, her precocious ten-year-old daughter, and their heartbreaking relationship.It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is a city of uneasy tensions--segregation, sexual experimentation, free love, the Cold War--but it is also home to one of the country's most vibrant jazz scenes. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. Finally, her big break arrives--the cover of Look magazine. But success has come at enormous personal cost. Beautiful and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet extremely self-destructive woman whose charms are irresistible and dangerous for those around her. No one knows this...
|| Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 556 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).