Taft (Paperback)

By Ann Patchett

Harper Perennial, 9780060540760, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/19/2011)
Compact Disc (9/10/2019)
Paperback (4/1/1999)
Paperback (9/1/2007)
MP3 CD (9/10/2019)
Compact Disc (9/10/2019)

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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...