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The Ghetto Swinger – forthcoming from DoppelHouse Press

The Ghetto Swinger Coco Schumann

Berlin, August 1936—While boycotts and protests cast a shadow over the XIth Olympic Games, twelve-year-old Jewish musical prodigy Heinz Jakob “Coco” Schumann hears swing music for the first time. Little does he know that this music will not only save his life, but fill it with passion and meaning. MORE

“I have looked for and found a home in jazz. A home without nations, without inhuman value systems,” writes Schumann. “Anyone with swing in his blood … cannot march in lockstep any longer.”

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