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Jazz : a novel

Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toni Morrison
ISBN: 1400076218 9781400076215
OCLC Number: 55647444
Description: xix, 229 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author].
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In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of Black urban life.

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