The Resource King Zeno

King Zeno

Label
King Zeno
Title
King Zeno
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Rich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Paris Review Staff PickA January Pick by Salon, Town and Country, Southern Living, and LA MagazineNew Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge—and the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves.From one of the most inventive writers of his generation, King Zeno is a historical crime novel and a searching inquiry into man's dreams of immortality.New Orleans, a century ago: a city determined to reshape its destiny and, with it, the nation's. Downtown, a new American music is born. In Storyville, prostitution is outlawed and the police retake the streets with maximum violence. In the Ninth Ward, laborers break ground on a gigantic canal that will split the city, a work of staggering human ingenuity intended to restore New Orleans's faded mercantile glory. The war is ending and a prosperous new age dawns. But everything is thrown into chaos by a series of murders committed by an ax-wielding maniac with a peculiar taste in music.The ax murders scramble the fates of three people from different corners of town. Detective William Bastrop is an army veteran haunted by an act of wartime cowardice, recklessly bent on redemption. Isadore Zeno is a jazz cornetist with a dangerous side hustle. Beatrice Vizzini is the widow of a crime boss who yearns to take the family business straight. Each nurtures private dreams of worldly glory and eternal life, their ambitions carrying them into dark territories of obsession, paranoia, and madness.In New Orleans, a city built on swamp, nothing stays buried long
Summary
A traumatized police officer, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a talented trumpeter cross paths in 1918 New Orleans against a backdrop of the Spanish flu, the birth of jazz, and the brutal activities of an ax murderer
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10616337
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Rich, Nathaniel
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
King Zeno
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:79368e9f-6dd7-43bd-8a0d-3074b79fd5d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374716318
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
King Zeno
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:79368e9f-6dd7-43bd-8a0d-3074b79fd5d4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780374716318
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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