Black Orchid Blues

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Akashic Books, Mar 22, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.

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User Review  - Tea58 - LibraryThing

Black Orchid Blues by Persia Walker is more than a mystery. It's a highly dramatic book about the mind of a person who operates outside of his gender. Queenie/Junior is an impersonator in a New York ... Read full review

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(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.) It's ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Persia Walker is the author of the 1920s Jazz Age novels Harlem Redux, which the Boston Globe called "a full, vibrant portrait of that storied era when Harlem's pulse was the rhythm of black America"; and Darkness and the Devil Behind Me. Her short story "Such A Lucky, Pretty Girl" appears in the anthology The Blue Religion. A native New Yorker fluent in German, she is a former news writer for the Associated Press.

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