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The Gravedigger`s Daughter

The Gravedigger`s Daughter Оценка: 3.0 (1)
Genre: prose
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In 1936 the Schwarts, an immigrant family desperate to escape Nazi Germany, settle in a small town in upstate New York, where the father, a former high school teacher, is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. After local prejudice and the family`s own emotional frailty result in unspeakable tragedy, the gravedigger`s daughter, Rebecca, begins her astonishing pilgrimage into America, an odyssey of erotic risk and imaginative daring, ingenious self-invention, and, in the end, a bittersweet-but very 'American'-triumph. 'You are born here, they will not hurt you'-so the gravedigger has predicted for his daughter, which will turn out to be true.

In The Gravedigger`s Daughter, Oates has created a masterpiece of domestic yet mythic realism, at once emotionally engaging and intellectually provocative: an intimately observed testimony to the resilience of the individual to set beside such predecessors as The Falls, Blonde, and We Were the Mulvaneys.
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  1. Joyce Carol Oates The Gravedigger ’s Daughter
  2. I. IN THE CHAUTAUQUAVALLEY
  3. prologue
  4. Chautauqua Falls, New York 1
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  8. Milburn, New York
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  54. II. IN THE WORLD
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  84. III. BEYOND
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  87. Epilogue
  88. About the Author


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