Rarely has a literary novel so captured the hearts and minds of readers across America and the world as E. Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News", winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Now we have Proulx's new novel, "Accordion Crimes", a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. "Accordion Crimes" opens in ...Read MoreRarely has a literary novel so captured the hearts and minds of readers across America and the world as E. Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News", winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Now we have Proulx's new novel, "Accordion Crimes", a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. "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. Proulx's prodigious knowledge, heartbreaking characters and daring storytelling unite the sections of "Accordion Crimes" -- a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.Read Less
Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Limited, signed first edition as indicated by words on back cover "Limited Signed Edition" and complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by E. Annie Proulx on a special page inserted by the publisher; this is No. 419 out a limited edition of 2500 copies; price is reduced due to some wrinkling due to water damage on pages 51 to 58; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0684833115. Number 2332 of 2, 500 copies, SIGNED by Proulx. A particularly sharp copy. In custom-cut mylar cover and shipped in a Multi-D box to prevent corner-bumping. Danbom & Son Books is a member of the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Assn.; 1.3 x 9.2 x 6.2 Inches; Signed by Author.
New York. 1996. Scribner. 1 Of 2500 Copies Numbered & Signed By The Author. Very Good In Dustjacket. 381 pages. hardcover. 0684833115. Jacket design by John Fontana. keywords: Literature America Women. inventory # 22330. FROM THE PUBLISHER-E. Annie Proulx's ACCORDION CRIMES is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Africans, Irish-Scots, Franco-Canadians and many others, all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion. The music they make is their last link with the past--voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Proulx's prodigious knowledge, unforgettable characters and radiant language make ACCORDION CRIMES a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo. Signed by Author 381 pp. Signed by Annie Proulx on the first blank page. Limited edition number 168 of 2500. Quarter-bound in brown cloth on beige boards; lettered in copper on the spine; brick red endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; aside from the author's signature and the edition number, no interior markings.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 0684833115. Copy number 1259 of 2500 copies signed by Proulx on the free endpaper. In a limited edition dust jacket with Not For Sale printed on the back cover. Very slight edgewear. A button accordion brought to New Orleans in 1890 by a Sicilian immigrant finds its way into the lives, dreams, fantasies, sorrows, and intimacies of men and women of other immigrant groups in South Dakota, Texas, Montana, Maine, and elsewhere.; Signed by Author.
Good+. in /Good+. jacket. GOOD+/GOOD+. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by E. Annie Proulx on page after fly page, numbered 2342/2500. Tan photo-illustrated, 381 pp., small chips to edges and spine ends of jacket, very light fading and stains to front cover near bottom spine ends. Once Read Books, cover scan available-just ask, OnceReadBooks comOrders shipped via USPS.
Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. 381 pp. 8vo. Signed limited edition. Minor wear to edges and textblock, slight damp-wrinkling to rear endpapers. Otherwise in excellent condition. Interior clean, binding tight. Light rubbing to dj edges and panels, slight scuffing to rear panel. No. 1, 295 of 2, 500 copies. Author's signature to fep. Signed.
Signed by Author First edition, limited issue of 2500 numbered copies signed by Proulx on a tipped in limitation page. Copy #2274. Dustjacket with few shallow edge creases. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not ba stock photo.
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