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Oates' Gravedigger's Daughter

a book by Joyce Carol Oates

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A Quick Tip by freckles66

  • Jun 16, 2010
JCO is a brilliant novelist, and this does not disappoint.
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review by . June 21, 2009
"The Gravedigger's Daughter" is the story of Rebecca Schwart born in New York harbor on the boat on which her parents emigrated from Germany to the United States. Her childhood is harrowing as she grows up with an unpredictable violent father, a mentally weak mother, and two brutish brothers. All of the members of this Jewish family have been diminished by the necessity of their escape from Nazi Germany and arrival in less than friendly and not very prosperous new home in America. At one point during …
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On your mark, get ready, set and run away for good There's a bold unbridled lie where my soul once stood Fall apart confetti, come on, cry right on my sleeve I am just a ghost of hearts that break bittersweet … more
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ISBN-10: 0061236837 (pbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780061236839 (pbk.)
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Date Published: April 2008
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