Last Night at the Blue Angel

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Set against the turbulence of 1960s Chicago—a city in transformation—and its legendary jazz scene, Last Night at the Blue Angel is a lush and immensely heartfelt mother-daughter tale about a talented but troubled singer’s relationship with her precocious ten-year-old daughter.

It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day—segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War and Vietnam—but it is also home to some of the country’s most influential jazz. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. But when her big break, the cover of Look magazine, finally arrives, it carries with it an enormous personal cost. Sensual and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet self-destructive woman whose charms tend to hurt those around her, and no one knows this better than her daughter, Sophia.

As the only child of a single mother growing up in an adult world, Sophia is wise beyond her years, a casualty of her mother’s desperate struggle for fame and adoration. Unsettled by her home life, she harbors a terrible fear that her world could disappear at any moment, and compulsively maintains a list of everyday objects she might need to reinvent should nuclear catastrophe strike. Her only constant is the colorful and unconventional family that surrounds her and her mother, particularly the photographer, Jim, who is Sophia’s best friend, surrogate father, and protector—but Jim is also deeply in love with Naomi.

Weaving between the perspectives of Sophia and Naomi, Last Night at the Blue Angel is a poignant and unforgettable story about what happens when our passion for the life we want is at sharp odds with the life we have. Part stylish period piece, part heartbreaking family drama, it’s a novel rife with revelations, a vivid and propulsive page-turner—and the major debut of an extraordinary new writer.


  • 001 Last Night at the Blue Angel

    Duração: 44s
  • 002 Prologue

    Duração: 03min
  • 003 Chapter 01

    Duração: 17min
  • 004 Chapter 02

    Duração: 19min
  • 005 Chapter 03

    Duração: 08min
  • 006 Chapter 04

    Duração: 13min
  • 007 Chapter 05

    Duração: 07min
  • 008 Chapter 06

    Duração: 06min
  • 009 Chapter 07

    Duração: 08min
  • 010 Chapter 08

    Duração: 08min
  • 011 Chapter 09

    Duração: 13min
  • 012 Chapter 10

    Duração: 16min
  • 013 Chapter 11

    Duração: 15min
  • 014 Chapter 12

    Duração: 05min
  • 015 Chapter 13

    Duração: 13min
  • 016 Chapter 14

    Duração: 09min
  • 017 Chapter 15

    Duração: 08min
  • 018 Chapter 16

    Duração: 15min
  • 019 Chapter 17

    Duração: 22min
  • 020 Chapter 18

    Duração: 14min
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