Jazz

Kobo ebook | July 24, 2007

byToni Morrison

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In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

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In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 24, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307388107

ISBN - 13:9780307388100

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from It sneaks up on you Once you get over the feeling that you don't exactly know what's going on, and that you don't have to, this book is mesmerizing. Toni Morrison has a way of describing things that is unexpected (as in: I never would have thought to put it that way) but precisely apt and evocative. You can hear the jazz wafting through the Chicago streets, feel the heat...and when it all makes sense at the end, you'll want to read it again. This was my first exposure to Toni Morrison and I was left in awe of her. One of the few books that I've reread and will reread again.
Date published: 2009-08-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible! I know that Toni Morrison is an African-American author who is really acknowledged in the literary world but I absolutely hated this book. I was forced to read 5 years ago for my grade 12 University English class and trust me I had to read every single word (couldn't even skip pages) because I had to write in-depth reviews and analyses of characters, plots, etc.etc.. Bottom line: I don't recommend this book to anyone; it is really boring and all over the place... I am not one to enjoy reading about people suffering. Every character is suffering and pathetic in this book. I do not reccomend...don't waste your time!
Date published: 2008-02-11