Accordion Crimes

Proulx, E. Annie

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The novel begins in the nineteenth century, as a Sicilian accordion-maker comes to the United States in search of better opportunities. He is shot by an anti-Italian lynch mob, and his accordion falls into the hands of several other owners, many of whom meet painful ends themselves. The accordion traverses a continent, traveling to Louisiana, Iowa, Texas, Maine, Illinois, Montana, and Mississippi. Divided into nine sections and spanning a century, this novel illuminates 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.

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Publisher
Fourth Estate
Publisher City
London
Year
1996
Edition
1st UK
Format
h/b
Author
Proulx, E. Annie
SKU
IYC131897
Categories
Condition
Fine, 1st UK edition (same year as US), unclipped d/j (a little bumped at top), black boards, silver spine titling bright; text block firm, pages unmarked and crisp.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
381
ISBN
9.78186E+12