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Accordion Crimes

Proulx, E. Annie

Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1996
ISBN 10: 0684195488 / ISBN 13: 9780684195483
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Title: Accordion Crimes

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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FINE/FINE unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Two creases on the front loose end paper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000637

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Synopsis: Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Copy is not price-clipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 381 pages; Description: 381 p. ; 25 cm. Subject: Accordionists -- United States -- Fiction. Accordion -- History -- Fiction. Musical fiction. Summary: A tale of immigrants centered on an accordion brought to America in the 1880s. After its Italian owner is murdered, the instrument passes into the hands of other ethnic groups--German, French-Canadian, Mexican, Polish, Norwegian--and the novel describes their ceremonies, dreams and hates. By the author of The Shipping News.

Review: Phoebe-Lou Adams

"Atlantic Monthly"

Splendid...Ms. Proulx is a magician.



Gail Caldwell

"Boston Sunday Globe"

A daringly intelligent work with a soul as wide as the Mississippi.



Kathleen Byrne

"Globe and Mail Review of Books"

Crisp and authoritative, her spare, dense prose is mesmerizing ...A majestic novel.



John Sutherland

"The New Republic"

In scale, in vision and in imaginative darling, "Accordion Crimes" uses all the range and the resources of Proulx's mature prose....She is a great novelist.



Michael Dirda

"The Washington Post Book World"

You would think Proulx would have the simple decency to make her third novel merely so-so, if only to let someone else grab a little limelight. No such luck...She now seems to know everything about writing. And a fair amount about life, too.



Phoebe-Lou Adams"Atlantic Monthly"Splendid...Ms. Proulx is a magician.

Gail Caldwell"Boston Sunday Globe"A daringly intelligent work with a soul as wide as the Mississippi.

Kathleen Byrne"Globe and Mail Review of Books"Crisp and authoritative, her spare, dense prose is mesmerizing ...A majestic novel.

John Sutherland"The New Republic"In scale, in vision and in imaginative darling, "Accordion Crimes" uses all the range and the resources of Proulx's mature prose....She is a great novelist.

Michael Dirda"The Washington Post Book World"You would think Proulx would have the simple decency to make her third novel merely so-so, if only to let someone else grab a little limelight. No such luck...She now seems to know everything about writing. And a fair amount about life, too.

Phoebe-Lou Adams "Atlantic Monthly" Splendid...Ms. Proulx is a magician.

John Sutherland "The New Republic" In scale, in vision and in imaginative darling, "Accordion Crimes" uses all the range and the resources of Proulx's mature prose....She is a great novelist.

Kathleen Byrne "Globe and Mail Review of Books" Crisp and authoritative, her spare, dense prose is mesmerizing ...A majestic novel.

Gail Caldwell "Boston Sunday Globe" A daringly intelligent work with a soul as wide as the Mississippi.

Michael Dirda "The Washington Post Book World" You would think Proulx would have the simple decency to make her third novel merely so-so, if only to let someone else grab a little limelight. No such luck...She now seems to know everything about writing. And a fair amount about life, too.

John Sutherland The New Republic In scale, in vision and in imaginative darling, Accordion Crimes uses all the range and the resources of Proulx's mature prose....She is a great novelist.

Michael Dirda The Washington Post Book World You would think Proulx would have the simple decency to make her third novel merely so-so, if only to let someone else grab a little limelight. No such luck...She now seems to know everything about writing. And a fair amount about life, too.

Phoebe-Lou Adams Atlantic Monthly Splendid...Ms. Proulx is a magician.

Gail Caldwell Boston Sunday Globe A daringly intelligent work with a soul as wide as the Mississippi.

Kathleen Byrne Globe and Mail Review of Books Crisp and authoritative, her spare, dense prose is mesmerizing ...A majestic novel.

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