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Taft by Ann Patchett tells the story of two Tennessee fathers: John Nickel and Levon Taft. These fathers are the head of households that are broken by pride, betrayal, and unspoken fears and hopes. The novel shows that beyond race and economic status, all families face the same challenges.
John Nickel is the manager of Muddy's Bar in Memphis. John used to be a popular local blues drummer until his girlfriend, Marion Woodmoore, became pregnant. John initially refused to marry her, but once his son Franklin was born, he became determined to win Marion back. Marion forces him to get a job - namely, bartending at Muddy's - to put her through nursing school. When she gets her degree, however, Marion takes Franklin and moves to Miami.
At the beginning of the novel, John hires a new waitress, Fay Taft, who may be too... View more of the Taft Summary
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