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A Blues for Shindig

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  1. a gritty crime novel based in 1950s Soho and written by Mo Foster

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  2. Shindig is a young woman who survives the rough streets of London’s Soho neighborhood by working in an illegal bar and selling drugs in the alleys

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  3. Foster has said that parts of the novel are autobiographical, as this London-born author spent her early teens in the streets of edgy Soho

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  4. Foster was addicted to heroin and ran in beatnik circles, rubbing elbows with William Burroughs and Colin MacInnes

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  5. Inspired by MacInnes' real life depiction of London in his novel, City of Spades, Foster set out to write a short story that conveyed the same era from the perspective of strong woman

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