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Author: Toni Morrison
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 fort...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400076215
ISBN-10: 1400076218
Publication Date: 6/8/2004
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 0
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This is poetry in prose: the psychology of an unpunished murder. I probably should say prosecuted murder; all of the main characters are punished one way or another. Read carefully! The author isnt the only narrator of this tale of the Jazz Age. Be prepared to beam back and forward in a time-warp with each of the narrators. We learn to understand them, yet in the present time it seems that the music is the underlying cause of everyones errant ways.
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One of those books that you can read repeatedly and catch something new each time.
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This book really pulled me in. I believe it's hard to read at times but finishing it was really worth it. I would recommended this book to everyone.
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I love the writing of Toni Morrison. The story in this book was beleivable an endearing.
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covers all sorts of historical information in the jazz industry. Highly recommended.
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Spellbinding love story.
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I read this for school, and it wasn't really my knid of book. However if you are looking for this type of book then this one is very well written and interesting to follow.


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