Jazz
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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007
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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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Street Date:
07/24/2007
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307388100
ASIN:
B000TWUTXC
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Level 6, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
980
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APA Citation (style guide)

Toni Morrison. (2007). Jazz. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Toni Morrison. 2007. Jazz. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Toni Morrison, Jazz. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007.

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Toni Morrison. Jazz. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007. Web.

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From the Trade Paperback edition.
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      • content: "Wonderful. . . . A brilliant, daring novel. . . . Every voice amazes."
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      • content: "[A] masterpiece. . . . She has moved from strength to strength until she has reached the distinction of being beyond comparison."
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      • content: "Thrillingly written . . . seductive. . . . Some of the finest lyric passages ever written in a modern novel."
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