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The Falls - Joyce Carol Oates

11 Ratings: 3.0
a novel by Joyce Carol Oates

The Falls is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, originally published in 2004 by the Ecco Press, and winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger. It tells the story of Ariah, a woman whose husband threw himself over Niagara Falls. The rest of the book is the story … see full wiki

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Date Published: June 10, 2008
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The Falls by Joyce Carol Oates
This is the third book by Oates I’ve read. Although I don’t believe she can write a bad book, for me “The Falls” was not as powerful as “The Gravedigger’s Daughter” or “We were the Mulvaneys.” It’s the story of Ariah Littrell, the musically gifted but awkward daughter of a preacher from Troy, New York. She marries Gilbert Erskine, seminary student and son of another local preacher. After a disastrous honeymoon night in Niagara Falls (not …
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