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The Gravedigger’s Daughter By Joyce Carol Oates

The Gravedigger’s Daughter
by Joyce Carol Oates

From the author of `Blonde', `The Falls' and `We Were the Mulvaneys', this new novel takes in the themes of race, immigration, family and social mobility, and is Joyce Carol Oates at her storytelling best.

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The Gravedigger’s Daughter Summary


From the author of `Blonde', `The Falls' and `We Were the Mulvaneys', this new novel takes in the themes of race, immigration, family and social mobility, and is Joyce Carol Oates at her storytelling best. `The Gravedigger's Daughter' tells the tale of Rebecca Schwart, born in the late 1930s to an immigrant family from Nazi Germany, just as they are arriving to America. The family settles in a small, bleak town in upstate New York, where the only job the father can get is as the town gravedigger and caretaker of the cemetery. Soon the town's prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty results in unspeakable tragedy. In the wake of this loss, and in an attempt to put her past behind her, young Rebecca Schwart moves on, across America and through a series of listless marriages, in search of somewhere, and someone, to whom she can belong.

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GOR001189186
The Gravedigger’s Daughter
Joyce Carol Oates
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2008-05-05
600
0007258461
9780007258468
Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2008
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