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Accordion Crimes

Proulx, E. Annie

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ISBN 10: 0684195488 / ISBN 13: 9780684195483
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0684195488 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards are pristine save a bump at upper front corner. The endpages, spine and gilt/lettering are pristine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright and As New, save a corresponding bump to upper front corner. Original price intact. Mylar protection present. No remainder mark. Not ex-lib. (the bump described is barely noticeable). Bookseller Inventory # 000615

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Title: Accordion Crimes

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

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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