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Publisher Comments:

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joes wife, Violet, attacks the girls corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

Synopsis:

Morrison's eagerly awaited new novel, "Jazz," is spellbinding for the haunting passion of its profound love story, and for the bittersweet lyricism and refined sensuality of its powerful and elegant style.

About the Author

Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400076215
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Middle aged persons
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;african american;american;jazz;20th century;music;harlem;race;historical fiction;new york;usa;african americans;america;american literature;nobel prize;women;contemporary fiction;african-american literature;slavery;murder;nobel;ra
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .67 in .5625 lb

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