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Author Morrison, Toni.

Title Jazz / Toni Morrison.

Publication Info. New York : Plume Books, [1993]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F MORRISON,T.    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Display shelf  YA FIC MORRISON c.2  Check Shelf
Description 229 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Plume contemporary fiction
Plume contemporary fiction.
Summary "The deep bluesy sadness of this novel wails out of the pages as expressively as a saxophone," writes Digby Diehl of Toni Morrison's 1993 novel. Set in 1926, at the height of the Harlem renaissance, it follows the lives of the Joe and Violet Vace, who have moved from the South to escape the hardships of segregation. They find a city throbbing with the music that represents both artistic freedom and moral decline. Jazz is story of passion, jealousy, murder and redemption, of sex and spirituality, slavery, and liberation, country and city. It is a novel about rapture and anguish of being male and female and, above all, human. Like the music of its title, it is a dazzling lyric play on elemental themes, as soaring and daring as a Charlie Parker solo, as heartbreaking as the blues.
Subject African Americans -- Fiction.
Crimes of passion -- Fiction.
Middle-aged persons -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Fiction.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction.
Noirs -- États-Unis -- Moeurs et coutumes.
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
Crimes of passion. (OCoLC)fst00883149
Funeral rites and ceremonies. (OCoLC)fst00936223
Middle-aged persons. (OCoLC)fst01020385
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) (OCoLC)fst01156439
New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem. (OCoLC)fst01312318
Love stories.
Afroamericanos -- Vida social y costumbres -- Novela.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Historical fiction.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Psychological fiction.
Historias de amor.
Novela histórica.
Other Form: Online version: Morrison, Toni. Jazz. New York : Plume Books, [1993] (OCoLC)680557014
ISBN 0452269652
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