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Fiction
Author: E. Annie Proulx
ISBN: 1857025083
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 384 pages
Publisher Fourth Estate; First Edition edition (1996)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.4
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by E. Annie Proulx


In the driveway a sedan panted, crowded with dim people, the back seat writhing with children, and lashed to the roof a long metal cow-feed trough pregnant.

In the driveway a sedan panted, crowded with dim people, the back seat writhing with children, and lashed to the roof a long metal cow-feed trough pregnant

For muffy, jon, gillis, and morgan. And in memory of lois nelllie gill. My dad came over with a button accordion in a gunny sack, that’s about all he had.

For muffy, jon, gillis, and morgan. RAY MAKI, liner notes, Accordions in the Cutover. Without the presence of black people in America, European-Americans would not be white -they would be only Irish, Italians, Poles, Welsh, and others engaged in class, ethnic, and gender struggles over resources and identity. CORNEL WEST, Race Matters. Caminante, no hay camino

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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 Accordion Crimes 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.

Accordion Crimes book. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, 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.

Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent

Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent.

Accordion Crimes is a 1996 novel by American writer E. Annie Proulx. It followed her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1993 work The Shipping News and was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. He is shot by an anti-Italian lynch mob, and his accordion falls into the hands of several other owners, many of whom meet painful ends themselves.

Accordion Crimes’ is a masterpiece of story-telling that spans a century and a continent. It opens in 1890 in Sicily, when an accordion-maker and his son, carrying little more than his finest button accordion, begin their voyage to the teeming, violent port of New Orleans

Accordion Crimes’ is a masterpiece of story-telling that spans a century and a continent. It opens in 1890 in Sicily, when an accordion-maker and his son, carrying little more than his finest button accordion, begin their voyage to the teeming, violent port of New Orleans. Within a year, the accordion-maker is murdered by an anti-Italian lynch mob, but his instrument carries the novel into another community of immigrants: German-Americans founding a new town in South Dakota.

Proulx found fertile, if rocky, soil for her first two novels (Postcards and The Shipping News) in the far northeastern corner of North America.

Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent

Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent.

Physical description: 381 pages ; 24 cm. Summary: 'Accordion Crimes' is a masterpiece of story-telling that spans a century and a continent. Opening in Sicily, and moving from New Orleans to South Dakota to Texas, from Montana to Maine, the nine instantly compelling and intricately connected sections of the novel illuminate the lives of the founders of a nation, descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Germans, Irish, Scots and Franco-Canadians. Through the music of the accordion they express their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Subject: Immigrants - United States - Fiction. Accordion - United States - Fiction. American fiction - 20th century. United States. FICTION / Literary. Genre: Fiction, text.
Mr.Bean
By far one of the most depressing books I have read to date. I had a hard time finishing this book but because I am an avid reader and finish what I start, I forced myself to trudge along to the last chapter. The characters were well developed and the environments and circumstances in which they lived, and most agonizingly died, were skillfully brought to life (and death). I kept hoping for a shred of light or joy at the end of each accordion character’s chapter but found only tragedy and death. E. Annie Proulx portrayed all immigrants as hopeless victims of a cruel, sadistic America and did not include one single success story. I bought this book because I play a diatonic accordion too, and my family has humble immigrant beginnings as well. I thought this would be an interesting book with multiple stories of the people whose lives were touched by a simple little two row diatonic accordion. It was indeed all of that but rather dark and negative. I'm not a "Pollyanna" but read this book if you want to be “grossed out” and depressed. Just my opinion.
Hilarious Kangaroo
This might be the most tortured fiction that I've ever read. I've not finished it, and I have the kindle edition, so I can't flip to the end to see if the ACCORDION is killing off every character that has possession of it. I'm sure it's all about a musical instrument that wants to live free. But the author works hard to make every death more sensational than the last. Guess she wants this to be the weirdest story, and maybe it is, but there is no plot beyond there is this accordion, and everyone who owns it, dies, dramatically, obscenely, and...predictably.

A friend recommended this to me. I'll get him for it!
Άνουβις
This was an excellent novel! The author won the Pulitzer Prize for another novel, Shipping News, and I loved that book as well. Accordian Crimes is a complilation of short stories that follow the journey of this hand-crafted musical instrument through several decades of American history and throughout many regions of the United States. The author pens an exquisite development of each of the main characters, the "owners" of the accordian. She also introduces an element of intrigue as a well hidden secret is finally exposed. Definitely a five star book!
lets go baby
I knew I had to read it because of the title... and I play the accordion. It is a series of stories around people who ended up with an accordion that was brought over from Italy. In general it is a very insightful look at European immigrants who settled in America in the first part of the 20th century. It took a while to read. I first borrowed it from the library but found that I was only able to get half way through. Thanks to Amazon I was able to buy a used copy for just a few cents.
Memuro
I cannot understand not loving this book. It is a series of short-stories centering on a green accordian. Each story is excellent standing alone, but you find that it is weaved into a whole, as we follow the green accordian from Italy, France, to America. The research that went into the music (the names of musicians and bands she uses are not fictional, i.e., in the Tejano music genre for example) is extraordinary. The meticulous and spot on characterization, and description of mundane things that really make up our lives - these are hallmarks of Proulx. Yes, these are lives which are often sad, but hey guys, life is sad. Annie Proulx always writes exactly the way life is, the way she sees it, but nevertheless, it still has beauty, still has worth, as does her writing. If you are looking for a fairy-tale, you should never read Annie Proulx, because you won't find it here. Instead, you will find the best novelist currently in America. Always carefully researched, factual, down-to-earth, her characters are never glorified, but just like you see everywhere. Oh, excuse me, you think you are not like this. Probably right, but then you are incapable of judging great fiction if you do not give this a 5 star review.
Prorahun
A series of vignettes as a special button accordion makes it way through time and peoples lives. Plot spoiler - everyone dies - but then don't we all. As you read it you learn about all the different styles of accordions and the music and cultures that play it. This book was recommended to me by a friend who plays accordion.
Rich Vulture
Once again, Ms. Proulx has created an extraordinary American tale using an inanimate object (in
this case, a hand-made green accordion instead of sailor's knots) to tie her characters together. It is
necessary to pay close attention while reading this book, as the characters change each time the
accordion takes on new ownership. Although the story starts in Italy, where the instrument is made,
it makes its way across the sea to New Orleans on to Maine and Quebec, Mississippi, Chicago and
elsewhere. The owners are a multitude of immigrants as diversified as the places to which the
accordion goes. Reading this book is a cultural (and geographical!) learning experience-a foray
into the darker, aspects of how America mistreats its foreign émigrés and how they, in turn, mistreat
one another
Annie Proulx's books, all of tthem are extraordinary. Accordion Files is superb!!