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The Fisher King

A Novel

The Fisher King( )
Author: Marshall, Paule
Publication Date:Jun 2001
Publisher:Center Point Large Print
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

In her first novel in nine years, Paule Marshall returns with a moving story of jazz, love, and family conflict. In 1949 Brooklyn, Sonny-Rett Payne, a black jazz pianist, flees for Paris to escape both his mother's ire at his choice of music, and the racism that shadowed his career. His spectacular success in Europe and his death there form the dramatic background of this novel. Decades later, Sonny-Rett's eight-year-old Parisian grandson, is brought to his old Brooklyn neighborhood to...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / African American / General
Book Weight:1.65 Pounds
Author Biography
Marshall, Paule (Author)
Paule Marshall was born on April 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English literature from Brooklyn College in 1953. She worked briefly as a librarian before joining Our World magazine.

Her first novel, Brown Girl, Brownstones, was published in 1959. Her other novels include The Chosen Place, the Timeless People; Daughters; and The Fisher King. She is also the author of two collections of short fiction: Soul Clap Hands and Sing, which received the National Institute of Arts Award, and Reena and Other Stories. She has received several awards including the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature and the Columbus Foundation American Book Award for Praisesong for the Widow in 1983.

Paule Marshall passed away on August 12, 2019 at the age of 90.


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