BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVEDJoe Trace - in his fifties, door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, erstwhile devoted husband - shoots dead his lover of three months, the impetuous, eighteen-year-old Dorcas.
At the funeral, his determined, hard-working wife, Violet, who is given to stumbling into dark mental cracks, tries with a knife to disfigure the corpse.
Passionate and profound, Jazz brings us back and forth in time, in a narrative assembled from the hopes, fears and realities of black urban life. Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/12/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099750918