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Accordion Crimes

Proulx, Annie

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ISBN 10: 0684195488 / ISBN 13: 9780684195483
Published by Scribner, New York, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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381 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ANNIE PROULX. Black and white illustrations on chapter headings by John MacDonald. Clean, tight copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 468939. Bookseller Inventory # 468939

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Title: Accordion Crimes

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: John MacDonald

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Divided into nine sections and spanning a century and a continent, 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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Proulx found fertile, if rocky, soil for her first two novels (Postcards and The Shipping News) in the far northeastern corner of North America. In Accordion Crimes she ranges much further afield. The novel follows an accordion from the hands of its maker in Sicily in 1890 until it is flattened by a truck in Florida in 1996. In the intervening century it passes through the hands of a host of unlucky owners and their kin: Abelardo Relampago, who dies from the bite of a poisonous spider; Dolor Gagnon, decapitated by his own chain saw; Silvano, cut down in the jungles of Venezuela by an Indian's arrow.

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