Thorndike Press

Wild Women and the Blues

  • Denny S. Bryce
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  • ISBN-10: 1432887858
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887858
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 594 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2021



In a stirring and impeccably researched novel of Jazz-age Chicago in all its vibrant life, two stories intertwine nearly 100 years apart, as a chorus girl and a film student deal with loss, forgiveness, and love . . . in all its joy, sadness, and imperfections.

1925: Chicago is the jazz capital, and the Dreamland Café is the ritziest black-and-tan club in town. Honoree Dalcour is willing to work hard and dance every night on her way to the top. Dreamland offers a path to the good life, but a young woman driven by ambition might risk more than she can stand to lose.

2015: Film student Sawyer Hayes arrives at the bedside of 110-year-old Honoree Dalcour, hoping she can fill in the blanks in his research — so he can complete his thesis and begin a new chapter in his life. But the links Honoree makes are not ones he’s expecting. Piece by piece, Honoree reveals her past and her secrets, while Sawyer fights tooth and nail to keep his.