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Title:Accordion Crimes
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Scribner
ISBN:0684831546
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Number of Pages:432
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Short stories, Abandoned

Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Accordion Crimes Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Proulx brings the immigrant experience to life in this stunning novel that traces the ownership of a simple green accordion .

E Annie Proulx s i Accordion Crimes i is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans Poles Africans Irish Scots Franco Canadians and many others all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion The music they make is their last link with the past voice for their fantasies sorrows and exuberance Proulx s prodigious knowledge unforgettable characters and radiant language make i Accordion Crimes i a stunning novel exhilarating in its scope and originality

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Folks in the Texas panhandle do not like hog farms But Bob Dollar is determined to see his new job as hog site scout for Global Pork Rind through to the end However he is forced to face the idiosyncratic inhabitants of Woolybucket and to question his own notions of loyalty and home, Generations struggle in the American frontier West Every ranch had lost a boy thinks Dakotah Hicks as she drives through the hammered red landscape of Wyoming boys smiling sure in their risks healthy tipped out of the current of life by liquor and acceleration rodeo smashups bad horses deep irrigation ditches high trestles tractor rollovers and unloaded guns Her boy too The trip along this road was a roll call of grief, Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Proulx brings the immigrant experience to life in this stunning novel that traces the ownership of a simple green accordion br br E Annie Proulx s i Accordion Crimes i is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans Poles Africans Irish Scots Franco Canadians and many others all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion The music they make is their last link with the past voice for their fantasies sorrows and exuberance Proulx s prodigious knowledge unforgettable characters and radiant language make i Accordion Crimes i a stunning novel exhilarating in its scope and originality, br The stories in Annie Proulx s new collection are peopled by characters who struggle with circumstances beyond their control in a kind of rural noir half light Trouble comes at them from unexpected angles and they will themselves through it hardheaded and resourceful Bound by the land and by custom they inhabit worlds that are often isolated dangerous and in Proulx s bold prose stunningly vivid p In What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick rancher Gilbert Wolfscale alienated from his sons bewildered by his criminal ex wife gets shoved down his throat the fact that the old style ranch life has gone Several stories concern the eccentric denizens of Elk Tooth a tiny hamlet where life revolves around three bars Elk Toothers enter beard growing contests scrape together a living hauling hay catch poachers in unorthodox ways Man Crawling out of Trees is about urban newcomers from the east and their discovery too late that one of them has violated the deepest ethics of the place Above all these stories are about the compelling lives of rapidly disappearing rural Americans p p Through Proulx s knowledge of the history of Wyoming and the west her interest in landscape and place and her sympathy for the sheer will it takes to survive we see the seared heart of the tough people who live in the emptiest state Proulx winner of the Pulitzer the National Book Award and many other prizes has written a collection of spectacularly satisfying stories br p