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Taft

Author: Ann Patchett
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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"John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft--Fay and Carl's dead father--and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Musical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Patchett
ISBN: 0061339229 9780061339226
OCLC Number: 173234569
Notes: Includes: "P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."
Originally published in 1994 by Houghton Mifflin.
Description: 246, 16 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Ann Patchett.

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"John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft--Fay and Carl's dead father--and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies for these lost souls soon take him down a twisting path into the lives of strangers"--Page 4 of cover.

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