Jan 16 2005

Accordian Crimes

Published by at 11:09 am under Books

An odd book that I didn’t like. It is a string of short stories hung around a hand made accordian produced by an Italian who emigrates to the US and lands in New Orleans. The imigrant never gets out of New Orleans, but the accordian does. The story then proceeds to describe a series of lives of poor or nearly poor people from Texas to Minnesota. All of the stories touch on accordians and the imagrant’s accordion in some what and most of the stories have a large dose of despiration and/or tragedy.
The stories are well written and readable in the small details and descriptions, but I soon got to the point of “why am I reading this”+ In the end, I did read on to the end where I put down the book with a sense of relieve.
Author: E. Annie Proulx

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