Anita Diamant The Last Days of Dogtown

ISBN 13 : 9780330491679

The Last Days of Dogtown

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Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds.

Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Diamant's keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long-forgotten chapter of early American life.

Revue de presse :

"The book has a compelling, page-turning pull...with spare yet vividly descriptive prose."

-- The Boston Globe

"[Diamant's] theme -- that life teems even as it dwindles -- has all the more power for its subtle, unsentimental articulation."

-- The Washington Post

"[A] superb historical novel."

-- Baltimore Sun

"The book is haunting.... [It] will linger with you for days."

-- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"A quiet tribute to love's power."

-- The Miami Herald

"An excellent novel."

-- The New York Times Book Review

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Anita Diamant
Edité par 2006-08-04. (2006)
ISBN 10 : 0330491679 ISBN 13 : 9780330491679
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Description du livre 2006-08-04., 2006. État : New. Pan Books. New Ed. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 320pp. . N° de réf. du libraire NF-1133065

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