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E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Africans, Irish-Scots, Franco-Canadians and many others, all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion. The music they make is their last link with the past — voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Proulx's prodigious knowledge, unforgettable characters and radiant language make Accordion Crimes a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.

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E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Africans, Irish-Scots, Franco-Canadians and many others, all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion. The music they make is their last link with the past — voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Proulx's prodigious knowledge, unforgettable characters and radiant language make Accordion Crimes a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.

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A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News.

About the Author

E. Annie Proulx won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Shipping News, as well as the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. She is also the author of Postcards, her first novel and winner of a PEN/Faulkner Award, and a collection of short stories, Heart Songs and Other Stories. She lives in Wyoming.

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Tanya R, January 18, 2013 (view all comments by Tanya R)
Equal parts romantic and bleak, this collection of stories threaded together by a single instrument will haunt readers and break their hearts. It's a fantastic meditation on the connections we have to the generations and races around us, whether we see them or not. Proulx is a champion of both the everyman and the dark underbelly of life, and I always emerge from her books thrilled, inspired and a little depressed. She's brilliant now, and this early work shows that she always has been.
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ISBN:
9780684831541
Author:
Proulx, E. Annie
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Proulx, Annie
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Proul
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Proulx, E. Annie
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Prouix, Annie
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x, Annie
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
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Literary
Subject:
Historical
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Fiction
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History
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Historical - General
Subject:
Musicians
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Mystery & detective
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Accordion -- History -- Fiction.
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General Fiction
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General Fiction
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Historical fiction
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Musical fiction.
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Literature-A to Z
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Wyoming; fiction; Pulitzer Prize; PEN Faulkner Award; Brokeback Mountain; Shipping News; National Book Award; New Yorker; American West; E. Annie Proulx; short stories; Flannery O Connor; immigrants; music; German American; novel; American; homestead; Can
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Wyoming; fiction; Pulitzer Prize; PEN Faulkner Award; Brokeback Mountain; Shipping News; National Book Award; New Yorker; American West; E. Annie Proulx; short stories; Flannery O Connor; immigrants; music; German American; novel; American; homestead; Can
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Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 11.83 oz

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"Synopsis" by , E. Annie Proulx's Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Africans, Irish-Scots, Franco-Canadians and many others, all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion. The music they make is their last link with the past — voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Proulx's prodigious knowledge, unforgettable characters and radiant language make Accordion Crimes a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.
"Synopsis" by , A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News.
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