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Jazz Baby Beem Weeks

Jazz Baby

Beem Weeks

Published
ISBN : 9781936442102
Paperback
218 pages
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While all Mississippi bakes in the scorching summer of 1925, a sudden orphanhood casts its icy shadow across Emily Ann Teegarten, a pretty young teen. Taken in by an aunt bent on ridding herself of this unexpected burden, Baby Teegarten plots herMoreWhile all Mississippi bakes in the scorching summer of 1925, a sudden orphanhood casts its icy shadow across Emily Ann Teegarten, a pretty young teen. Taken in by an aunt bent on ridding herself of this unexpected burden, Baby Teegarten plots her escape using the only means at her disposal: a voice that makes church ladies cry and angels take notice. Im gonna sing jazz up to New York City, she brags to anybody wholl listen. Cept that Big Apple--well, its an awful long way from that dry patch of earth she used to call home. So when the smoky stages of New Orleans speakeasies give a whistle, offering all kinda shortcuts, Emily soon learns its the whorehouses and drug joints promising to tickle more than just a young girls fancy that can dim a spotlight . . . and knowing the wrong people can snuff it out. Jazz Baby just wants to sing--not fight to stay alive.