Fisher King, the (Paperback)
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Fisher King, the (Paperback)

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Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 29/10/2001
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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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780684869704
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 12 mm


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Edwidge Danticat The Washington Post The Fisher King masterfully carries us back and forth between the streets of Paris and the brownstones of Brooklyn, among French, American, Caribbean, and African-American cultures, and between a present that can't be avoided and a past that won't be dismissed....This is one of those novels that you will be reading again and again for many years.
Valerie Boyd Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lean and beautifully written, this novel -- like the jazz at its core -- swings and soars and deeply satisfies.

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