A Washington Post Notable Book of 2016
An NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction)
Born in Macon, Georgia, in 1917, Harlan moved to Harlem with his parents and became a professional musician. He and trumpeter Lizard Robbins are invited to perform in the Parisian enclave of Montmartre, and jump at the opportunity. But when the City of Light is occupied by the Nazis, Harlan and Lizard are sent to Buchenwald, the notorious German concentration camp.