Taft by Ann Patchett audiobook

Taft: A Novel

By Ann Patchett
Read by J. D. Jackson

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780547521893
9.23 Hours Unabridged
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John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft—Fay and Carl's dead father—and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies for these lost souls soon take him down a twisting path into the lives of strangers.

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Summary

Summary

John Nickel is a black ex-jazz musician who only wants to be a good father. But when his son is taken away from him, he's left with nothing but the Memphis bar he manages. Then he hires Fay, a young white waitress, who has a volatile brother named Carl in tow. Nickel finds himself consumed with the idea of Taft—Fay and Carl's dead father—and begins to reconstruct the life of a man he never met. But his sympathies for these lost souls soon take him down a twisting path into the lives of strangers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Patchett convincingly portrays a bar manager’s conflicted feelings for a teenage waitress in this tale of fatherhood and unfulfilled dreams.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Ann Patchett

Author Bio: Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is the author of several novels and books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her novels Bel Canto and The Patron Saint of Liars have been made into major motion pictures. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She has written for many publications including the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and Vogue.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English