12Bar Twelve Bar Blues (2002) by Patrick Neate                                                                                                                                   The story of a tormented and immensely talented jazz musician in New Orleans during the early twentieth-century on a quest to find his lost stepsister, Sylvie.

“Jazz, history, and love across a hundred years and several continents, in a US debut by British music      journalist Neate, winner of the 2002 Whitbread Award” – Kirkus Reviews


“Funny and poignant, this is a dynamic novel with all the emotional energy and breakneck tempo of a red-hot Big Easy jazz band. It will hook you—like a favorite tune—till the very last note.” – Grove Atlantic