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Jazz (Paperback)

Author:  Toni Morrison
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1400076218
ISBN-13: 9781400076215
Sku: 36331919
Publish Date: 6/1/2004
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
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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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Set in Harlem during the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving Joe Trace, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife Violet, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.Set in Harlem during the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving Joe Trace, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife Violet, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend.In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, a middle-aged waiter who moonlights as a 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 story of love and obsession by Toni Morrison 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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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison's childhood was informed by voracious reading and by the stories her father would tell his four children. Educated at Howard and Cornell universities, Morrison has worked as a professor (including at Princeton), lecturer, and editor, in addition to writing fiction and non-fiction. She was married in 1958 to Harold Morrison; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1964. Much later she would co-author children's books with her son Slade. ||Morrison's first book, THE BLUEST EYE was published in 1970, and her successes and accolades increased with each subsequent publication: her second book, SULA (1975), was a National Book Award nominee, while her fifth novel, BELOVED (1988), won the Pulitzer Prize. BELOVED was also adapted for a film starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 1993 Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Throughout her writings, Morrison wields the power of storytelling in resistance to the cultural silencing of marginalized black Americans. Her stories employ finely tuned dialog full of colloquially layered meanings that buoy the epic scope of her vision. Morrison's works have inspired devotion in readers, as well as receiving critical acclaim. For instance, Oprah chose THE BLUEST EYE for her book club in 2000. More than an author, Morrison is a public intellectual, highly respected for her wisdom, political convictions, and eloquence

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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