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9781857025088

Accordion Crimes

Accordion Crimes

by Annie Proulx

Publisher 4th Estate

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About the book

The third novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News, Accordion Crimes spans generations, continents and a century and confirms the hallucinatory power of Proulxs writing.

Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of story-telling that spans a century and a continent. It opens in 1890 in Sicily, when an accordion-maker and his son, carrying little more than his finest button accordion, begin their voyage to the teeming, violent port of New Orleans. Within a year, the accordion-maker is murdered by an anti-Italian lynch mob, but his instrument carries the novel into another community of immigrants: German-Americans founding a new town in South Dakota. Moving from South Dakota to Texas, from Montana to Maine, the nine instantly compelling and intricately connected sections of the novel illuminate the lives of the founders of a nation, descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Germans, Irish, Scots and Franco-Canadians. Through the music of the accordion they express their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance.

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About the Author

Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is the author of eight books, including the novel The Shipping News and the story collection Close Range.

Her many honors include a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and a PEN/Faulkner award.

Her story Brokeback Mountain, which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was made into an Academy Award-winning film.

Annie's most recent novel is Barkskins and she lives in Seattle.

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    Near-fine first edition, with slight push-in to spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light surface impressions.

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