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Joplin's Ghost (Paperback)

Author:  Tananarive Due
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743449045
ISBN-13: 9780743449045
Sku: 202120843
Publish Date: 9/30/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  484
Age Range:  NA
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An acclaimed suspense writer's latest chilling tale examines how the daughter of a musician and jazz club owner finds her life changed when she becomes haunted by the ghost of Scott Joplin.
From the Publisher:
Having resisted her family's music-centered lifestyle in her pursuit of fame, Phoenix Smalls, the daughter of a jazz club-owner mother and a touring band manager father, becomes uncharacteristically intrigued by an old piano in a back room of her mother's jazz club, with ominous consequences. By the author of The Good House. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Horror moves to a ragtime beat in this novel by the author of THE BETWEEN. Ten-year-old Phoenix's nearly fatal encounter with a falling piano is followed by an odd incident in which she plays Scott Joplin's music in her sleep. Fourteen years later, Phoenix is an R&B singer on the verge of making it big...and of sacrificing her muse for fame. Joplin's ghostly presence reenters her life (and threatens to take over) when she visits the museum in St. Louis dedicated to his memory.
Author Bio
Tananarive Due
Tananarive Due has been a Miami Herald columnist. A finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for a first novel, she is also included in "Naked Came the Manatee", a collaborative mystery novel featuring Miami writers.


Publishers Weekly
"[T]he story is...a vehicle for Due's admirable illustration of the musician's dilemma; how to be true to a gift in the face of pressure to create what will sell. Authors face such dilemmas as well; fortunately, Due shows herself true to her own powerful gift." (starred review) 07/25/2005

Detroit Free Press
"Due does a marvelous job of recreating her characters' worlds, form the half-hopeful, half-fearful lives of black people in the early years of the last century to the bling-obsessed culture at the top of the rap charts....And...Due conducts suspense at a riveting pace." - Susan Hall-Balduf 09/18/2005

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0484
Product attributePublisher:   Washington Square Press
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