Accordion Crimes

Accordion Crimes

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2009.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 543 p. ;,20 cm.
Notes: Originally published: 1996.

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