Accordion Crimes

Accordion Crimes

Book - 2003
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Pulitzer Prize--winning author Annie Proulx brings the immigrant experience to life in this stunning novel that traces the ownership of a simple green accordion.

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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2003, c1996
ISBN: 9780684831541
0684831546
Branch Call Number: PRO
Characteristics: 431 p

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Story of an accordion through generations of immigrant families in America.


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Nov 09, 2012

Although I liked her book, "The Shipping News", I enjoyed this one more. I read it a long time ago but I still remember the laugh-out-loud scene about the surprise birthday party given by the woman's husband (forgot their names).

sit_walk Oct 02, 2009

Grim, but beautifully written.

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