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The Gravedigger's Daughter (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061236839
ISBN-10: 0061236837
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: April 2008
Pages: 582
Language: English
Series: P.S.