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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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....

Review:

"As resonant as a blues song....Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A moving emblem of fatherhood's rarely explored passion." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Absorbing....Strikingly original." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Ann Patchett is the author of five novels: the New York Times bestselling Run; The Patron Saint of Liars, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Taft, which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize; The Magician's Assistant; and Bel Canto, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, the BookSense Book of the Year, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of two works of nonfiction: the New York Times bestselling Truth & Beauty and What now? Patchett has written for many publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, Gourmet, the New York Times, Vogue, and the Washington Post. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061339226
Author:
Patchett, Ann
Publisher:
HarpPeren
Author:
by Ann Patchett
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070904
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.92x5.36x.63 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061339226 Reviews:
"Review" by , "As resonant as a blues song....Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett's fiction."
"Review" by , "A moving emblem of fatherhood's rarely explored passion."
"Review" by , "Absorbing....Strikingly original."
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