By Ki Longfellow

The Roaring Twenties, Chinatown, San Francisoco: back-street blues and bath gin...hardball mobsters and hardheaded cops...seductive speakeasies and hot scandals. As younger Louis Armstrong blows his horn within the notorious Blue Canary, impetuous Nob Hill socialite Elizabeth Stafford Hamilton plunges right into a reckless affair with mysterious Li Kwan gained. Unknown to Lizzie, Li is the overlord of the city's gigantic bootlegging empire—and arch-enemy of her strong husband, the San Franciso district legal professional. unexpectedly Lizzie's privileged, upper-crust lifestyles is shadowed by way of possibility and intrigue—as she's trapped among her lover and her husband whereas they conflict for keep watch over of the town.

From Chinatown's darkish underworld to excessive society's glittering ballrooms, from garish bawdy homes to the corridors of energy, China Blues weaves an unforgettable tapestry of a blinding age within the urban of goals, while not anything appeared forbidden—and each excitement was once a sin...

"Offbeat, unruly characters and colourful surroundings spill over the pages of this promising first novel set in San Francisco in the course of Prohibition... Bootlegging, the Tong Wars, smoky speakeasies, inept mobsters, and the Teapot Dome scandal zigzag via those pages like streaks of lightning. The Jazz period leaps to life."—Publishers Weekly

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