Twelve Bar Blues (novel)

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Twelve Bar Blues
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First edition
Author Patrick Neate
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
2001
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 416
ISBN 0-670-88791-9
OCLC 49394577

Twelve Bar Blues is a 2001 novel by Patrick Neate, and the winner of that year's Whitbread novel award.

The story is essentially about two people who share a common history - Fortis 'Lick' Holden, a cornet player in early 20th Century New Orleans, and Sylvia Di Napoli, a retired prostitute living in modern day London, who is searching for her ancestry.