|Author||E. Annie Proulx|
Accordion Crimes is a 1996 novel by American writer E. Annie Proulx. It followed her Pulitzer Prize-winning 1993 work The Shipping News and was shortlisted for the 1997 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.
The novel begins in the nineteenth century, as a Sicilian accordion-maker comes to the United States in search of better opportunities. He is shot by an anti-Italian lynch mob, and his accordion falls into the hands of several other owners, many of whom meet painful ends themselves. The accordion traverses a continent, traveling to Louisiana, Iowa, Texas, Maine, Illinois, Montana, and Mississippi.
Accordion Crimes inspired a play called Vaarallinen Harmonikka (Dangerous Accordion) in Finland. Writer Seppo Parkkinen and director Fiikka Forsman adapted the novel for the Turku City Theatre. The play premiered on September 9, 2011.
- Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Retrieved 23 August 2007.
- Accordion Crimes at the Literary Encyclopedia
- Magill Book Review of Accordion Crimes
- "Vaarallinen Harmonikka" at Turku City Theater
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