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Twelve Bar Blues

(2001)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel
Spanning three continents and two centuries, Twelve Bar Blues is an epic tale of fate, family, friendship and jazz. At its heart is Lick Holden, a young jazz musician, who sets New Orleans on fire with his cornet at the beginning of the last century. But Lick's passion is to find his lost step-sister and that's a journey that leads him to a place he can call 'home'. Meanwhile, at the other end of the century, we find Sylvia, an English prostitute, and Jim, a young drifter. They're in search of Sylvia's past, lost somewhere in the mists of the Louisiana bayou.

Patrick Neate has written a story that straddles time and space, love and friendship, roots and pilgrimage and everything between. Poignant and hilarious, it will hook you - like a favourite tune - till the end.

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Used availability for Patrick Neate's Twelve Bar Blues

Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-8021-1727-9 / 978-0-8021-1727-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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Paperback Editions

July 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-14-028656-X / 978-0-14-028656-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-8021-4056-4 / 978-0-8021-4056-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
ISBN: 0-670-88791-9 / 978-0-670-88791-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking UK
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Audio Editions

August 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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December 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Patrick Neate, narrated by Tom Clarke-Hill
ISBN: 1-4074-6280-6 / 978-1-4074-6280-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Twelve Bar Blues
Author(s): Patrick Neate
Publisher: Penguin
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