Last Night at the Blue Angel

Last Night at the Blue Angel

Synopsis

Set against the turbulence of 1960s Chicago—a city in transformation—and its legendary jazz scene, Last Night at the Blue Angel is a lush and immensely heartfelt mother-daughter tale about a talented but troubled singer’s relationship with her precocious ten-year-old daughter.

It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day—segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War and Vietnam—but it is also home to some of the country’s most influential jazz. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for nearly ten years. But when her big break, the cover of Look magazine, finally arrives, it carries with it an enormous personal cost. Sensual and magnetic, Naomi is a fiercely ambitious yet self-destructive woman whose charms tend to hurt those around her, and no one knows this better than her daughter, Sophia.

As the only child of a single mother growing up in an adult world, Sophia is wise beyond her years, a casualty of her mother’s desperate struggle for fame and adoration. Unsettled by her home life, she harbors a terrible fear that her world could disappear at any moment, and compulsively maintains a list of everyday objects she might need to reinvent should nuclear catastrophe strike. Her only constant is the colorful and unconventional family that surrounds her and her mother, particularly the photographer, Jim, who is Sophia’s best friend, surrogate father, and protector—but Jim is also deeply in love with Naomi.

Weaving between the perspectives of Sophia and Naomi, Last Night at the Blue Angel is a poignant and unforgettable story about what happens when our passion for the life we want is at sharp odds with the life we have. Part stylish period piece, part heartbreaking family drama, it’s a novel rife with revelations, a vivid and propulsive page-turner—and the major debut of an extraordinary new writer.

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Chapters

  • 001 Last Night at the Blue Angel
    Duration: 44s
  • 002 Prologue
    Duration: 03min
  • 003 Chapter 01
    Duration: 17min
  • 004 Chapter 02
    Duration: 19min
  • 005 Chapter 03
    Duration: 08min
  • 006 Chapter 04
    Duration: 13min
  • 007 Chapter 05
    Duration: 07min
  • 008 Chapter 06
    Duration: 06min
  • 009 Chapter 07
    Duration: 08min
  • 010 Chapter 08
    Duration: 08min
  • 011 Chapter 09
    Duration: 13min
  • 012 Chapter 10
    Duration: 16min
  • 013 Chapter 11
    Duration: 15min
  • 014 Chapter 12
    Duration: 05min
  • 015 Chapter 13
    Duration: 13min
  • 016 Chapter 14
    Duration: 09min
  • 017 Chapter 15
    Duration: 08min
  • 018 Chapter 16
    Duration: 15min
  • 019 Chapter 17
    Duration: 22min
  • 020 Chapter 18
    Duration: 14min
  • 021 Chapter 19
    Duration: 19min
  • 022 Chapter 20
    Duration: 15min
  • 023 Chapter 21
    Duration: 13min
  • 024 Chapter 22
    Duration: 10min
  • 025 Chapter 23
    Duration: 14min
  • 026 Chapter 24
    Duration: 04min
  • 027 Chapter 25
    Duration: 07min
  • 028 Chapter 26
    Duration: 14min
  • 029 Chapter 27
    Duration: 07min
  • 030 Chapter 28
    Duration: 07min
  • 031 Chapter 29
    Duration: 08min
  • 032 Chapter 30
    Duration: 06min
  • 033 Chapter 31
    Duration: 10min
  • 034 Chapter 32
    Duration: 19min
  • 035 Chapter 33
    Duration: 14min
  • 036 Chapter 34
    Duration: 12min
  • 037 Chapter 35
    Duration: 12min
  • 038 Chapter 36
    Duration: 12min
  • 039 Chapter 37
    Duration: 09min
  • 040 Chapter 38
    Duration: 04min
  • 041 Chapter 39
    Duration: 05min
  • 042 Chapter 40
    Duration: 05min
  • 043 Chapter 41
    Duration: 07min
  • 044 Chapter 42
    Duration: 08min
  • 045 Chapter 43
    Duration: 08min
  • 046 Chapter 44
    Duration: 05min
  • 047 Chapter 45
    Duration: 07min
  • 048 Chapter 46
    Duration: 10min
  • 049 Chapter 47
    Duration: 05min
  • 050 Chapter 48
    Duration: 06min
  • 051 Chapter 49
    Duration: 02min
  • 052 Chapter 50
    Duration: 07min
  • 053 Chapter 51
    Duration: 07min
  • 054 Chapter 52
    Duration: 04min
  • 055 Chapter 53
    Duration: 04min
  • 056 Chapter 54
    Duration: 06min
  • 057 Chapter 55
    Duration: 05min
  • 058 Chapter 56
    Duration: 05min
  • 059 Chapter 57
    Duration: 02min
  • 060 Chapter 58
    Duration: 05min
  • 061 Credits
    Duration: 57s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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