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Publisher Comments:

A New York Times Notable Book

“A moving emblem of fatherhood’s rarely explored passion.”—Los Angeles Times

 

“Absorbing .º.º. Strikingly original.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

 

John Nickel, an ex–jazz musician, wanted nothing more than to be a good father, but when his son is taken away Nickel is left only with his Beale Street bar. He hires a young waitress named Fay Taft, who brings with her a desperate, dangerous brother, Carl. Nickel finds himself consumed with Fay and Carl’s dead father— Taft—obsessing over and reconstructing the life of a man he never met. But his fascination for Taft and his sympathy for these lost, young strangers soon take him down a twisting, darkening path.

 

        A stunning artistic achievement, Taft confirms Ann Patchett’s standing as one of our most gifted writers and reminds us of our deepest instincts to protect the people we love.

 

        A stunning artistic achievement, Taft confirms Ann Patchett’s standing as one of our most gifted writers and reminds us of our deepest instincts to protect the people we love.

 

“Patchett writes with remarkable conviction and attention to telling details.”—Jane Smiley in Mirabella

 

 

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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of Bel Canto, Taft, and The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She has written for many publications, including Elle, GQ, The Paris Review, and Vogue. She lives in Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547521893
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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

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