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Joplin's Ghost

(2005)
A novel by

 
 
From the award-winning writer of The Good House, The Living Blood, and more, Joplin's Ghost is a chilling tale of a star-in-the-making whose life goes haywire as she is haunted by the ghost of a long-dead music legend.

When Phoenix Smalls was ten, she nearly died at her parents' jazz club when she was crushed by a turn-of-the-century piano. Now twenty-four, Phoenix is launching a career as an R & B singer. She's living the life young artists envy and seems destined for fame and fortune. But a chance visit to a historical site in St. Louis ignites a series of bizarre, erotic encounters with a spirit who may be the King of Ragtime, Scott Joplin.

The music of Scott Joplin is strange enough to the ears of the hip-hop generation, but the idea that these antique sounds are being channeled by the protegee of rap superstar G-Ronn is nothing short of ludicrous.

With growing violence in G-Ronn's inner circle and a ghost bent on living forever through her, Phoenix's life suddenly hangs in the balance," writes Tananarive Due. Can the power of her own inner song and the love of a music writer who believes in her give Phoenix the strength to fight to live out her own future? Or will she be trapped forever in Scott Joplin's doomed, tragic past?

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Hardback Editions

September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Joplin's Ghost: A Novel
Author(s): Tananarive Due
ISBN: 0-7434-4903-7 / 978-0-7434-4903-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joplin's Ghost: A Novel
Author(s): Tananarive Due
ISBN: 0-7434-4904-5 / 978-0-7434-4904-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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Audio Editions

August 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Joplin's Ghost
Author(s): Tananarive Due
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2005 : USA Audio CD

Title: Joplin's Ghost
Author(s): Tananarive Due
ISBN: 1-4193-4139-1 / 978-1-4193-4139-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Joplin's Ghost
Author(s): Tananarive Due
ISBN: 1-4193-5205-9 / 978-1-4193-5205-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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Kindle Editions

September 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Joplin's Ghost: A Novel
Author(s): Tananarive Due
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2005 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Joplin's Ghost: A Novel
Author(s): Tananarive Due
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon UK