Marshall, Paule The Fisher King
New York, NY Scribner 2000 0684872838 / 9780684872834 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
This copy has been SIGNED by Paule Marshall on the title page. In 1949, Sonny-Rett Payme, a black jazz pianist, fled New York for Paris to escape both his family's disapproval of his art and the racism that shadowed his career. His spectacular success in Europe and his subsequent death there form the dramatic background of Paule Marshall's gorgeous fifth novel, a moving and revelatory story of jazz, love, family conflict, and the artist's struggles in society.