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Cahokia jazz : a novel / Francis Spufford.

"Like Golden Hill, Cahokia Jazz inhabits a different version of America, and like Golden Hill it has a propulsive and brilliantly twisty plot set within a fully imagined world. Only this world is full of fog, cigarette smoke, dubious motives, danger, and dark deeds. And in the main character of Joe Barrow, we have a hero of truly heroic proportions, and a troubled soul to fall in love with. One snowy night at the end of winter, Barrow and his partner find a body on the roof of a skyscraper. Down below, streetcar bells ring, factory whistles blow, Americans drink in speakeasies and dance to the tempo of modern times. But this is Cahokia, the ancient indigenous city beside the Mississippi living on as a teeming industrial metropolis containing every race and creed. Among them, peace holds. Just about. But the corpse on the roof will spark a week of drama in which this altered world will spill its secrets and be brought, against a soundtrack of wailing clarinets, either to destruction or to rebirth"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781668025451
  • ISBN: 1668025450
  • Physical Description: 436 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes family tree following page 436.
Subject: Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Fiction.
Nineteen twenties > Fiction.
Historical fiction
Detective and mystery stories.
Cahokia (Ill.) > Fiction.
Illinois > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library SPUFFORD, FRANCIS (Text) 34455007069905 New Adult Fiction In Process -
Bethlehem Main Library f (Text) 33062009835589 New Adult Fiction Available -
Easton Main Library SPUFFORD (Text) 31901004770832 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 03/13/2024

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