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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lyrically brooding…One accepts the characters of Jazz as generalized figures moving rhythmically in the narrator’s mind.”

    New York Times

  • “[A] masterpiece…She has moved from strength to strength until she has reached the distinction of being beyond comparison.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A compelling blend of heart and language…Resounds with passion.”

    Boston Globe

  • “A novel of murder, hard lives, and broken dreams, Jazz…Time ebbs and flows like human memory, traversing between recollections of the past and expectations for the future; likewise, jazz music is often wild and chaotic. Here Morrison once again exemplifies herself as both a superb writer and a masterful storyteller.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Morrison’s authoritative novel…tells the story of three intersecting tragic lives, and adroitly uses the motif of jazz to make palpable the feel and excitement of Harlem in the 1920s.”

    Publishers Weekly

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