E. Annie Proulx | Critical Review by Bharati Mukherjee

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Critical Review by Bharati Mukherjee

SOURCE: Mukherjee, Bharati. “Passage to America: E. Annie Proulx's Audacious Look at the Lives of Immigrants and an Accordion.” Chicago Tribune Books (9 June 1996): 1.

In the following review, Mukherjee praises Accordion Crimes, calling the work Proulx's “most audacious to date.”

I fell under E. Annie Proulx's storytelling spell some six or seven years ago when I chanced on Heart Songs and read all 11 stories in the collection at one sitting. Proulx's language sparkled, her vision stung. Although I shared nothing in terms of ethnicity and upbringing with the New England characters, I found myself in profound empathy with their harsh hungers and demonic hopes. I still wonder why that brilliant first book didn't win Proulx literary prizes.

Since then she has, of course, written two acclaimed novels, Postcards and The Shipping News, and...

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