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The fisher king : a novel

Author: Paule Marshall
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1949, Sonny-Rett Payne, a black jazz pianist, fled New York for Paris to escape both his family's disapproval of his art and the racism that shadowed his career. His spectacular success in Europe and his subsequent death there form the dramatic background of Paule Marshall's fifth novel, a moving and revelatory story of jazz, family conflict, and the artist's struggles in society." "Decades after Sonny-Rett  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Musical fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marshall, Paule, 1929-
Fisher king.
New York : Scribner, c2000
(OCoLC)606435221
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paule Marshall
ISBN: 0684872838 9780684872834
OCLC Number: 43599192
Description: 222 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Paule Marshall.
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Hailed as "one of our finest American novelists" ("San Francisco Chronicle"), the author of "Brown Girl, Brownstones" returns with a moving and revelatory story of jazz, love, family conflict, and  Read more...

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Grace Paley Author of "Just As I Thought"Two intransigent old women, a couple of gentrified Brooklyn brownstones generations past Brown Girl, Brownstones, a son -- a jazz musician -- driven in those Read more...

 
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