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The Palace Blues (Paperback)

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It is the age of bathtub gin, jazz--and lines. Lines not to be crossed, and certainly not by women.

Ladies sing the blues at The Palace and the rebellious, resourceful Frankie admires the cross-dressing Jean Bailey from afar. Running from her family's oppressive pressure to marry, Frankie abandons her safe, white life in Chicago and follows the blues singer instead. At first it is merely an adventure of her star struck heart.

But the railroad yards, good times, riverboats and bum times lead Frankie on a remarkable journey between the sterile choices of her family and a reckless, daring life that at least offers a kind of freedom for a girl like her. Or is there another choice, one beyond the blues?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781935226741
ISBN-10: 1935226746
Publisher: Spinsters Ink Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English