Naomi is a mystery, both to her daughter and the reader. Sophia knows little about her mom's past, which is slowly revealed as Naomi narrates a portion of this story.
Last Night at the Blue Angel is an interesting story about a mother and daughter, about a woman and her choices, and a way of life not accepted in 1965.
It did take me a while to get accustomed to Rotert's style of writing, which italicizes dialogue instead of using quotation marks. In other books that has bothered me more than it did in this one, but for some readers that may be a turn-off.
I did enjoy the time period of this novel - 1965 (with parts set in the 1950s), and the Chicago jazz scene during this time period.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of Last Night at the Blue Angel to enjoy.