The Fisher King: A Novel

October 4, 2001|
The Fisher King: A Novel by Paule Marshall
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In 1949, Sonny-Rett Payne, a jazz pianist, fled New York for Paris to escape both his family's disapproval of his music and the racism that shadowed his career. Now, decades later, his eight-year-old grandson is brought to Payne's old Brooklyn neighborhood to attend a memorial concert in his honor. The child's visit reveals the persistent family and community rivalries that drove his grandfather into exile.
The Fisher King -- a moving story of jazz, love, family conflict, and the artists' struggles in society -- offers hope in the healing and redemptive power of one memorable boy.
Title:The Fisher King: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5.25 X 0.6 in
Published:October 4, 2001
Publisher:Scribner
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780684869704

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