Gravedigger's Daughter, The

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

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In 1936 the Schwarts, an immigrant family desperate to escape Nazi Germany, settle in a small town in upstate New York, where the father, a former high school teacher, is demeaned by the only job he can get: gravedigger and cemetery caretaker. After local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty result in unspeakable tragedy, the gravedigger's daughter, Rebecca, begins her astonishing pilgrimage into America, an odyssey of erotic risk and imaginative daring, ingenious self-invention, and, in the end, a bittersweet--but very "American"--triumph. "You are born here, they will not hurt you"--so the gravedigger has predicted for his daughter, which will turn out to be true.

In The Gravedigger's Daughter, 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 to set beside such predecessors as The Falls, Blonde, and We Were the Mulvaneys.

Title: Gravedigger's Daughter, The

Author: Oates, Joyce Carol

Categories: First Editions and Collectibles, Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: N.Y., Ecco Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0061236829

ISBN Number 13: 9780061236822

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 141454

Description: Signed in purple ink by Oates on the title page. A First Printing of the First Edition in excellent condition.