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Violet Fields, a black American singer in Paris clubs and music halls, reflects on her life after decades of separation and alienation from her Louisville, Kentucky origins. Inspired by the legend of Josephine Baker, Violet is visited occasionally by the spirit of Josephine. Violet's niece, Hope, arrives from the U.S. and renews Violet's family ties. This gripping story, sViolet Fields, a black American singer in Paris clubs and music halls, reflects on her life after decades of separation and alienation from her Louisville, Kentucky origins. Inspired by the legend of Josephine Baker, Violet is visited occasionally by the spirit of Josephine. Violet's niece, Hope, arrives from the U.S. and renews Violet's family ties. This gripping story, set in Paris, delves into racial treatment, expatriate experience, social mobility of African Americans, and family reunion dynamics. It is a "deliciously evocative novel...sure to resonate with anyone who cherishes family and treasures Paris."...

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ISBN : 9781492719700
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 246 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Spirit of Josephine Reviews

  • Dayna Smith
    2019-03-20 07:08

    Violet Fields is a black American expat. She became famous singing in Paris clubs and music halls. She was inspired by the magnificent Josephine Baker, whose spirit visits Violet at times. She was been alienated from her family in Kentucky for years. When her niece arrives from the U.S. wanting to follow in her aunt's show business footsteps, Violet is forced to renew family ties. This story, set in Paris, looks at racial issues in America and France, the expatriate experience, the importance of family, and the difficulties involved in keeping family together.

  • Heather Toth
    2019-02-27 03:20

    I enjoyed the relationship shared by Violet and Hope and the other relationships that grew our of theirs. It was fun to envision the scenes in Paris restaurants; the descriptions and imagery made it possible to sense the cafes around me.

  • Indira
    2019-03-05 11:24

    Loving, careful depiction of aging, dreaming, and dancing, from one of the wisest women I know.