Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce ✓ PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, Paperback, BOOKS, TXT, RTF


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  • Wild Women and the Blues
  • Denny S. Bryce
  • en
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781496730084

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Wild Women and the Blues Summary ↠ 109 Who probably smokes weedYou wanna hear about me You gotta tell me something about you To make this worth my while 1925 Chicago is the jazz capital of the world and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black and tan club in town Honoree Dalcour is a sharecropper's daughter willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top Dreamland offers a path to the good life socializing with celebrities like Louis Armstrong and filmmaker Oscar Micheaux But Chicago is also awash in bootleg whiskey gambling and gangsters And a young woman driven by ambition might risk than she can stand to lose 2015 Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110 year old Honoree Dal this is giving me the next evelyn hugo vibes Search for the White Moon probably smokes weedYou wanna hear about me You gotta tell me something about you To make this worth my while 1925 Chicago is the jazz capital of the world and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black and tan club in town Honoree Dalcour is a sharecropper's daughter willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top Dreamland offers a Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality path to the good life socializing with celebrities like Louis Armstrong and filmmaker Oscar Micheaux But Chicago is also awash in bootleg whiskey gambling and gangsters And a young woman driven by ambition might risk than she can stand to lose 2015 Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110 year old Honoree Dal this is giving me the next evelyn hugo vibes

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Wild Women and the Blues Summary ↠ 109 Ordinary People meets Chicago the musical as played out in the city's Black Belt Wild Women and the Blues is a mainstream historical fiction novel that weaves the stories of a grieving film student in 2015 and an ambitious chorus girl in 1925 in a tale of history love and secrets that only family can defineJazz age Chicago comes to vibrant life in Denny S Bryce's evocative novel that links the stories of an ambitious 1920's chorus girl and a modern day film student both coming to grips with loss forgiveness and the limitations and surprises of love Why would I talk to you about my life I don't know you and even if I did I don't tell my story to just any boy with long hair In 1920s the Stroll section of State St in Chicago is the place for Black Chicagoans to socialize filled with jazz clubs brimming with life and blazing with lights Jazz age Chicago comes alive in this storyChicago 2015 Sawyer is a graduate student chasing a doctorate in media studies His documentary thesis focuses on the legendary Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux His research takes him to Chicago and to an over one hundred year old woman named Honoree Dalcour His research brings unexpected twist 1925 Honoree auditions as a dancer at the Dreamland Caf The most famous place on the Stroll She is climbing the ladder to success But that comes with some unexpected events One evening something happens Something she shouldn t have witnessed The Stroll is a place filled with the best entertainment the best piano player the best trumpet player and the best band in all Chicago including the best chorus girls But it is also a time of Prohibition when bootlegging whiskey and illegal gambling take place inside the clubs It is also a thriving hub for gangsters who control the streetsHonoree is a sharecropper s daughter accustomed to hard work and hard times She is of strong will She makes no apologies for her independent mind She is ambitious She wants to be one of those proud Black people not just getting by but living their lives I was riveted by this strong heroine a sharply painted character Her climb up and her implications kept me engagedI loved the prose the word choice and all the beef and beeswax not in literally meaning that hud meThe story is atmospheric and authentic in its depiction of the time period place and peopleStrong heroine Engrossing story Superbly written Source ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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Wild Women and the Blues Summary ↠ 109 Cour still reeling from a devastating loss that has taken him right to the brink Sawyer has rested all his hope on this frail but formidable woman the only living link to the legendary Oscar Micheaux If he's right if she can fill in the blanks in his research perhaps he can complete his thesis and begin a new chapter in his life But the links Honoree makes are not ones he's expecting Piece by piece Honoree reveals her past and her secrets while Sawyer fights tooth and nail to keep his It's a story of courage and ambition hot jazz and illicit passions And as past meets present for Honoree it's a final chance to be truly heard and seen before it's too late No matter the cost Wild Women and the Blues is a novel set in Chicago in two time frames the 1920s and 2015 The 1920s portion focuses on Honoree an African American showgirl who performed in Chicago speakeasies her roommate Bessie and Honoree s love interest Ezekiel In 2015 Sawyer a graduate student researching his thesis on 1920s filmmaker Oscar Micheaux is interviewing Honoree in her senior living facility because Sawyer believes that Honoree was featured in a lost film made by Micheaux For some reason unknown to Sawyer his grandmother Maggie has been paying for Honoree s stay in the senior living facility since 1985 adding to the unanswered uestions surrounding HonoreeI had a hard time reviewing this book Objectively it had all the ingredients to make it an interesting read the 1920s jazz scene in Chicago s version of Harlem speakeasies gangsters cameos by greats such as Louie Armstrong and Alberta Hunter and a mystery Also the book was clearly well researched Unfortunately despite this promising premise I found it difficult to enjoy this book for several reasons First I found the writing style difficult to read as it consisted of short casual sentences that had a choppy rhythm This may have been a deliberate attempt to capture Honoree s personality but the prose style didn t work for me Second the scant descriptions failed to capture the feel of 1920s Chicago so that I never felt immersed in the novel That being said these reservations may be my own personal preference for flowery prose and other readers may enjoy this novel for its take on 1920s Chicago