E. Annie Proulx | Critical Review by Phoebe-Lou Adams

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Critical Review by Phoebe-Lou Adams

SOURCE: Adams, Phoebe-Lou. Review of Accordion Crimes, by E. Annie Proulx. Atlantic Monthly 278, no. 1 (July 1996): 109.

In the following positive review, Adams evaluates the strengths of Accordion Crimes.

“The accordion was so natural, a little friend. Easy and small to carry, easy to play, and loud, and can play bass rhythm and melody. Just the accordion and nothing else and you've got a dance.” This is the opinion of a Mexican-American character, but it could just as well have come from any of the immigrant musicians who populate Ms. Proulx's splendid novel [Accordion Crimes]. The accordion of the title is an old-style, tenderly handmade instrument brought over from Sicily around 1890. Through murder, theft, carelessness, and even honest purchase, it crisscrosses the country, passed from one ethnic group to another. It enlivens a makeshift beer garden in South...

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