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Taftby Ann Patchett
A New York Times Notable Book.
Synopses & Reviews
John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft, Fay and Carl's dead father, and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies for these lost souls soon take him down a twisting path into the lives of strangers....
"As resonant as a blues song....Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction." New York Times Book Review
"A moving emblem of fatherhood's rarely explored passion." Los Angeles Times
"Absorbing....Strikingly original." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
ANN PATCHETT is the author of the critically acclaimed The Patron Saint of Liars, which was the only first novel chosen in 1992 by the American Library Association's Notable Books Council as one of the best works of fiction of the year. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Patchett was recently a Bunting Institute fellow at Radcliffe.
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