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Title: Accordion Crimes

Author: E Annie Proulx

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 9781857025088

Publisher: Fourth Estate

This edition published: 1996

Paperback or Hardcover: Hardcover

Condition: Good condition

Accordion Crimes

  • "Accordion Crimes" opens in 1890 in Sicily as an accordion maker completes his finest instrument and dreams of owning a music store in America. He and his eleven-year-old son, carrying little more than the accordion, voyage to the teeming, violent port of New Orleans.

    Within a year, the accordion maker is murdered by an anti-Italian lynching mob, but his instrument carries Proulx's story as it falls into the hands of various immigrants who carry it from Iowa to Texas, from Maine to Louisiana, looking for a decent life. The music is their last link with the past -- voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance -- but it, too, is forced to change. 

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