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The Resource The Gravedigger's Daughter

The Gravedigger's Daughter

Label
The Gravedigger's Daughter
Title
The Gravedigger's Daughter
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Title variation
gravediggers daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The daughter of a German high school teacher who was forced to work as a gravedigger after immigrating to upstate New York, Rebecca begins a life-changing pilgrimage throughout America in the wake of a prejudice-motivated tragedy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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163133
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gravedigger's Daughter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d9acfbfc-93a7-4aab-9346-7a2f7ab9f9c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061744723
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Gravedigger's Daughter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d9acfbfc-93a7-4aab-9346-7a2f7ab9f9c7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780061744723
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Bellaire City LibraryBorrow it
      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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