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Accordion Crimes By Annie Proulx

Accordion Crimes
by Annie Proulx

The third novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of `The Shipping News', `Accordion Crimes' spans generations, continents and a century and confirms the hallucinatory power of Proulx's writing.
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The third novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of `The Shipping News', `Accordion Crimes' spans generations, continents and a century and confirms the hallucinatory power of Proulx's writing. `Accordion Crimes' is a masterpiece of story-telling that spans a century and a continent. It opens in 1890 in Sicily, when an accordion-maker and his son, carrying little more than his finest button accordion, begin their voyage to the teeming, violent port of New Orleans. Within a year, the accordion-maker is murdered by an anti-Italian lynch mob, but his instrument carries the novel into another community of immigrants: German-Americans founding a new town in South Dakota. Moving from South Dakota to Texas, from Montana to Maine, the nine instantly compelling and intricately connected sections of the novel illuminate the lives of the founders of a nation, descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Germans, Irish, Scots and Franco-Canadians. Through the music of the accordion they express their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance.

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Sku
GOR000146955
Title
Accordion Crimes
Author
Condition
Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
544
ISBN 10
185702575X
ISBN 13
9781857025750
Prizes
N/A
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.