Jazz by Toni Morrison

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.

The 491st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  2. - 29th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  3. - 56th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)

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Jazz Audio CD 3139069 $1,171.80 $99.03
Jazz Paperback 9441080 $0.01 1993
Jazz Paperback 103439 $109.46 $0.78
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By Toni Morrison - Jazz (Open market ed) (3.2.1993) Paperback 818272 $24.17 $10.23 1993
Jazz Hardcover 11650560 $22.90 $6.72 1995
Jazz (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 937737 $5.99 2021
Jazz Hardcover 13039815 $36.00 1993
Jazz (Edicao de Bolso) (Em Portugues do Brasil) Paperback 5223718 $21.32 2009
Jazz Hardcover 13170602 $72.18 $0.01 1992
Jazz (German Edition) Kindle Edition 1194227 $11.99 2019
Jazz Hardcover 722842 $20.00 $1.30 1992
Jazz. Hardcover 5716724 $41.45 $6.23 1993
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Jazz (Littérature étrangère) (French Edition) Pocket Book 2049656 $10.87 $4.50 2008
Jazz Hardcover 1541439 $12.55 $0.01
Jazz Paperback 4867995 $134.84 $0.69
Jazz (Em Portuguese do Brasil) Paperback 1065066 $20.97 $20.97 2009
Jazz (French Edition) Paperback 13174293 $21.90 $2.99 1993
Jazz. Paperback 13413242 $14.11 $3.57 1994
Jazz (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) Hardcover 7367597 $0.15
Jazz Kindle Edition 37193 $9.99 2007
Jazz (French Edition) Kindle Edition 3464273 $7.99 2015
Jazz Paperback 98945 $8.35 $3.61 2004
The Bluest Eye Beloved Jazz Paperback 12227415 $920.99 $34.95 1992
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