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Accordion Crimes

Annie Proulx

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Accordion Crimes traces the long odyssey of a button accordion, an instrument made by a Sicilian who immigrates to New Orleans in 1891. Imprisoned in a round-up of Italian suspects after the political murder of the chief of police, the accordion maker is lynched, and his accordion falls into the hands of Apollo, a black steamboat screwman. The instrument begins its long, erratic voyage through 20th-century America, passing through the hands of the descendants of slaves, immigrants and their children, some of whom learn that the cost of becoming American is to surrender the private definition of self. Accordion Crimes is alive with vividly drawn characters who sometimes meet violent, strange ends, and who, at other times, succeed in a hard world. Filled with indelible images, Proulx's latest novel is charged with sardonic wit and is, at different turns, darkly hilarious and heartbreakingly sad. What we see as the accordion weakens and disintegrates is a haunting and ominous sense of what is America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Stechschulte

Length:

18h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:10

Introduction
Introduction

01:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

59:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

46:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

48:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

49:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

56:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

36:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

51:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

34:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:18