Virtual/Zoom Event: Denny S. Bryce in Conversation with Farrah Rochon: Wild Women and the Blues

Tuesday, April 20th

6:00-7:00PM CT

Denny S. Bryce in conversation with Farrah Rochon, discussing her book, Wild Women and the Blues.

This event is free, however a ticket is needed.

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1925: Chicago is the jazz capital of the world, and the Dreamland Cafe 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 more than she can stand to lose. 2015: Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110-year-old Honoree Dalcour, 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.

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Wild Women and the Blues: A Fascinating and Innovative Novel of Historical Fiction Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496730084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - March 30th, 2021