Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 15, 2015

    Mary Helen Specht: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Mary Helen Specht



    Migratory Animals is mostly set in Texas during the first years of the most recent recession, when the cast of characters — an eclectic group... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.50
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Literature- A to Z

Taft

by

Taft Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Best-selling novelist Ann Patchett’s second, "strikingly original"* novel tells the moving story of John Nickel, an ex–jazz musician who wanted nothing more than to be a good father. When his lover takes away his son, he’s left only with his Beale Street bar. He hires a young waitress named Fay Taft, who brings with her a desperate, dangerous brother, Carl, and the possibility of new intimacy. Nickel finds himself consumed with Fay and Carl’s dead father— Taft—obsessing over and reconstructing the life of a man he never met.

A stunning artistic achievement,

Taft confirms Ann Patchett’s standing as one of the most gifted writers of her generation and reminds us of our deepest instincts to protect the people we love.

*Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A repackage of Ann Patchett's novel Taft, about a middle-aged black man who runs a blues club in Memphis.

About the Author

ANN PATCHETT is the author of six novels, including Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize. She has written for the Atlantic, Gourmet, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, the Washington Post, and others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395694619
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Memphis (Tenn.) Race relations Fiction.
Subject:
Memphis
Subject:
African American musicians
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 5-6
Publication Date:
20110419
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.6 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Patron Saint of Liars
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. The Magician's Assistant
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  3. Bel Canto: A Novel
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. The Patron Saint of Liars
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Niagara Falls All Over Again Used Trade Paper $4.50
  6. Autobiography of a Face
    Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Taft Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.50 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Houghton Mifflin Co.,1994. - English 9780395694619 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A repackage of Ann Patchett's novel Taft, about a middle-aged black man who runs a blues club in Memphis.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.