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If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery

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If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery by Farah Jasmine Griffin
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    Apr 30, 2002 | 256 Pages

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“This exquisite look at Lady Day is priceless.”
Essence


“DAZZLING . . . THIS BOOK CONTAINS WRITING AS HAUNTING AND EVOCATIVE AS BILLIE HOLIDAY’S VOICE.”
–ANN DOUGLAS
Author of Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s


“[AN] AMBITIOUS, FREE-RANGING MEDITATION ON THE SINGER’S LEGACY . . . Griffin’s prose is both sentimental and intellectual. . . . Her observations are sound and illuminating.”
The Washington Post

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