Joplin's Ghost (Paperback)

Author: Due, Tananarive

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Product Overview

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.


Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9780743449045
SKU 202120843
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0743449045
Release Date 9/30/2006
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Author Info
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.
"[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)
"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."
From the Publisher
Editors Note 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.
Annotation 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0484
Publisher Washington Square Press
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