Jazz by Toni Morrison Paperback Book


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Author: Toni Morrison

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Jun 2004

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $15.95

Pages: 229


The unnamed omniscient narrator--like a Greek chorus, or a tribal storyteller--relates the story of Joe and Violet Trace, a pair of orphans who meet and marry in rural Virginia, then come north to Harlem in 1906. Trapped in their unfulfilling marriage for 20 years, Joe begins an affair with a young woman, Dorcas. When she leaves him, he kills her--an act which, oddly, restores his relationship with Violet. Throughout the novel, the rhythms of jazz in early-20th-century New York propel the narrative.

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