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ISBN10: 0061236837
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Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936, the Schwarts immigrate to a small town in upstate New York. Here the father—a former high school teacher—is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. When local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty give rise to an unthinkable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca heads out into America. Embarking upon an extraordinary odyssey of erotic risk and ingenious self-invention, she seeks renewal, redemption, and peace—on the road to a bittersweet and distinctly “American” triumph.

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An Otto Penzler Book
 
The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In ten razor-sharp stories, children veer beyond their parents control, wives and husbands wake up to find that they hardly know each other, haunted pasts intrude upon uncertain futures, and those who bring us the most harm may be the nearest at hand.

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In this "New York Times" bestseller, 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.

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of the forthcoming novel The Gravedigger's Daughter. She is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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lmdanp, September 30, 2012 (view all comments by lmdanp)
In my opinion The Gravedigger's Daughter is definitely one of Oates' best...This book depicts how child abuse alters the development of self-respect in adulthood, as well as how their past trauma impacts the choices in their future relationships.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061236839
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
by Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 624 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061236839 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An Otto Penzler Book
 
The need for love--obsessive, self-destructive, unpredictable--takes us to forbidden places, as in the chilling world of Give Me Your Heart, a new collection of stories by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. In ten razor-sharp stories, children veer beyond their parents control, wives and husbands wake up to find that they hardly know each other, haunted pasts intrude upon uncertain futures, and those who bring us the most harm may be the nearest at hand.

"Synopsis" by , In this "New York Times" bestseller, 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.
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