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The Gravedigger's Daughter - Joyce Carol Oates
The Gravedigger's Daughter
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Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, the Schwarts immigrate to a small town in upstate New York. Here the father—a former high school teacher—is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. When local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty give rise to an... show more
Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, the Schwarts immigrate to a small town in upstate New York. Here the father—a former high school teacher—is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. When local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty give rise to an unthinkable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca heads out into America. Embarking upon an extraordinary odyssey of erotic risk and ingenious self-invention, she seeks renewal, redemption, and peace—on the road to a bittersweet and distinctly “American” triumph.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061236839 (0061236837)
ASIN: 61236837
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
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Wag The Fox
Wag The Fox rated it
0.0 The Gravedigger's Daughter
Gave it 150 or so pages, but it just never hooked me. A real slog.
NotYourAverageJenn
NotYourAverageJenn rated it
0.0 The Gravedigger's Daughter
Just such a downer... maybe some other time.
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
3.0 The Gravedigger's Daughter
always like Joyce Carol Oates....Ok. having read it I will give it 3 stars. Even in the author's question and answer session at the end, she says likes the beginning parts more, as I did. Her relationship with her family fills up the majority of the book. Then she gets into an abusive relationship. ...
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