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Fisher King, the

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Fisher King, the by Paule Marshall
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Description

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.

Author Biography

Paule Marshall holds a distinguished chair in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University. She has won many awards, including the John Dos Passos Award for Literature, an American Book Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship. She lives in New York City and Richmond, Virginia.
Release date Australia
October 29th, 2001
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Simon & Schuster
Pages
226
Dimensions
133x203x12
ISBN-13
9780684869704
Product ID
1739687

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