Publisher:Fourth Estate Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2009
Fourth Estate Ltd, 2009, Trade paperback, Book Condition: New, 1st
5th or later Printing. 543 pages. This book is BRAND NEW. Items are in stock and shipped same day or next business day from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: 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 Proulx's 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. Quantity Available: 2. Category: General; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781857025750. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001691.