Walking Blues: a short novel Peter Brett by Peter Brett

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Published: January 26th 2015

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Walking Blues: a short novel  by  Peter Brett by Peter Brett

Walking Blues: a short novel by Peter Brett by Peter Brett
January 26th 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 94 pages | ISBN: | 4.70 Mb

Since his mother committed suicide Charlie, an East End kid, has been living with a pair of do-gooding aristocratic ladies in Norfolk. Now it’s war time and Charlie is seventeen. Back from boarding school he is disturbed by the attractions of Sylvia,MoreSince his mother committed suicide Charlie, an East End kid, has been living with a pair of do-gooding aristocratic ladies in Norfolk.

Now it’s war time and Charlie is seventeen. Back from boarding school he is disturbed by the attractions of Sylvia, the young girl who works as a maid in the house and feels completely lost and out of place.Charlie is trying to pick out a Blues number on the piano in the local church hall when he meets Booker, a black GI stationed nearby.

Booker, from the South and a Blues Singer, has his own problems coping with racism in the army soon grasps the social barriers that disqualify Charlie from acceptance by the two ladies in their manor house. Through music a friendship develops between them.Charlie is shy and romantic, Sylvia is neither, but much more experienced in the game of love and sex. When she takes him to a local party where there are also black GIs, racial, sexual and social tensions explode into violence, and friendships are tragically tested against the weight of prejudice – leaving Charlie with the Walking Blues.



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