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 540th 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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Jazz. Hardcover 5716724 $41.45 $6.23 1993
Jazz Paperback 855006 $8.35 $5.61 2000
Jazz Paperback 64853 $10.00 $1.97 2004
Jazz Audio CD 3139069 $1,171.80 $99.03
Jazz Paperback 103439 $109.46 $0.78
Jazz Kindle Edition 37193 $9.99 2007
Jazz Hardcover 170929 $0.99 $0.01 1992
Jazz Paperback 1061700 $0.96 $0.01 1993
By Toni Morrison - Jazz (Open market ed) (3.2.1993) Paperback 818272 $24.17 $10.23 1993
Jazz (Edicao de Bolso) (Em Portugues do Brasil) Paperback 5223718 $21.32 2009
Jazz. Paperback 10617930 $5.81 $7.46 1994