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I finished this book, and all I could think was "DAMN, I really wish I hadn't read that."
Most of the immigrant groups come across as very unrefined, but all are linked through their desire to preserve their cultural heritage through music.
The structure of the book gives us at most a couple chapters on a character, so we don't end up caring very much about anybody.
Great story..great writing...highly recommend..Read this Book!Published 5 days ago by Douglas Channell
This is the story of an accordion being passed around from owner to owner in different ways. The book is made up of the histories that go with each owner, and how each becomes... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mirrani
I found Proulx's stories a grand insight into the immigrant experience very compelling and so often too sad.
The author's descriptions to often too lengthy.
Great gritty story telling is what I like. I've read all her books I think and look forward to her next book.Published 9 months ago by William A. Cooper
The book had an interesting concept and the characters were well drawn but I didn't feel that the accordion played a focal part in some of their lives. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. White
It wasn't so much that the book was depressing...I thought Ms Proulx hit on mans inhumanity and the problems of society very effectively with beautiful writing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by bookloverintexas
Accordion Crimes follows the stories of America’s many immigrants from 1890 to 1996. The novel is split into eight sections and reads like eight short stories where the only... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Christopher Sullivan
Depressing, sad, miserable and all the other adjectives denoting misery and pain. What a journey - in a vicious, unhappy world. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Readerrover
This is great literature, a wonderful read, meant to be savoured like single malt whisky. Dark,like most of her work, full of grit, pain & death; some so absurd they defy belief. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Molly D