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Axeman's Jazz free pdf A stunning tour de force, Tracy Daugherty's fourth novel explores the volatility of race, class, and economics as they affect three generations of a Houston, Texas, family, and traces the rise and decline of an inner city neighborhood from the point of view of a prodigal daughter. Twenty-something Telisha Washington returns after many years to the decaying Houston neighborhood where she was born, to renew old ties and come to terms with her family's enigmatic heritage. The product of a racially mixed union, she has spent her life straddling received definitions of race, class, gender, and culture. Her personal odyssey is centered inside a black neighborhood's convulsions, where violence, poverty, and the politics of gentrification take their toll. An unflinching meditation on family, race, sex, and love, as well as a dissection of public and private identity, "Axeman's Jazz" is a stark, but loving, portrait of contemporary urban America.

About Tracy Daugherty

Tracy Daugherty is an American author. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at Oregon State University. He has previously held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Daugherty is best known for "Hiding Man," his biography of his former teacher, short-story author, and novelist Donald Barthelme. He is also a contributor to "The New Yorker," "McSweeney's," and "The Georgia Review." Other volumes include "What Falls Away" (1996), which won the Oregon Book Award, and "The Boy Orator." His first novel, "Desire Provoked" (1987) was acclaimed as "impressive" and "exquisitely accurate" by novelist Ron Loewinsohn in "The New York Times."

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Author : Tracy Daugherty
Publisher : Dzanc Books
Data Published : 23 April 2013
ISBN : 1480433640
EAN : 9781480433649
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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