It's the early 1950s, and Billie Holiday makes a dazzling entrance into the Manhattan nightclub where young Eliza Quarles is dreamily preoccupied with her future husband. This is the only time Eliza sees the great blues singer but she keeps Billie's haunting image in her head for years to come.
"The tone is quick, deft, precise, the plot as seductive as gossip." -- Anne Tyler
THIS BOOK WAS HARD TO READ SEEMS LIKE MANY SCATTERED THOUGHTS THROWN TOGETHER. I WILL ATTEMPT THIS SUTHOR AGAIN AS THERE WERE A FEW PARTS OF THIS NOVEL THAT WERE INTERESTING AND DID MAKE SENSE BUT MY COPY HAS WATER STAINS SO IS NOT GOING TO BE ON MY BOOKSHELF