The Falls : A Novel (P.S.)

by Joyce Carol Oates | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060722290 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by kerbam1421 from Halethorpe, Maryland USA on Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Given to me by my sister.

It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Ariah, "the Widow Bride of the Falls," begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to her. What follows is a passionate love affair, marriage, and family -- a seemingly perfect existence. But tragedy soon takes over their lives, poisoning their halcyon years with distrust, greed, and murder.

Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century, this haunting exploration of the American family in crisis is a stunning achievement from "one of the great artistic forces of our time" (The Nation).

Journal Entry 2 by kerbam1421 at Columbia, Maryland USA on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (9/4/2012 UTC) at Columbia, Maryland USA


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