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Accordion Crimes

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Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx
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"A collection of short stories"
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The lyrical writing that is Annie Proulx can not be faulted nor the research that went into this book. However, I found it difficult to enjoy this book as it is more a series of short-stories as the accordian passes from owner to owner, and sometimes the complicated discriptions overweighed the story which I personally found tiresome, as well as the continual macarbe undercurrent. In saying that, what the book does give, is great colourful snap shots of the difficulties of being an american immigrant through a time span of 100 years, so the book definately has its value. Some accordian owners stories I found more enjoyable than others.

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Reissued to coincide with THAT OLD ACE IN THE HOLE (Jan 03), the new novel from the Pulitzer-prize winning author of 'The Shipping News'. In 'Accordion Crimes' the hallucinatory power of Proulx's language and the radiance of her sentences confirm her genius. 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, the Irish, Scots, and Franco-Canadians. Through the music of the accordion they express their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance.

Author Biography

E. Annie Proulx is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Shipping News" and the acclaimed 'Accordion Crimes'. She was born in 1935 in Connecticut USA, where her family have lived since 1635, but has spent most of her life in Vermont. She has been a newspaper editor, medical writer, historian and author. Her first book was a collection of short stories, 'Heart Songs and Other Stories'. Her first novel, 'Postcards', was published when she was in her 50s.
Release date NZ
June 5th, 1997
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Fourth Estate Ltd
Pages
544
Dimensions
129x198x37
ISBN-13
9781857025750
Product ID
1675956

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