The Last Days of Dogtown

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100134281
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9780743553698
Narrator/s: Kate Nelligan
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A magnificent storyteller with vast imaginative range, Anita Diamant gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament in The Red Tent. Now, in her third novel, she brings to vivid life an early New England world that history has forgotten. Set on Cape Ann in the early 1800s, The Last Days of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of Dogtown is Black Ruth, an African woman who dresses as a man and works as a stone mason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her rural brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of a very strange aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave whose race denies him everything. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself and inspires those around her to become more generous and tolerant themselves. This is a story of hardship and resilience-and an extraordinary re-creation of an untold chapter of early American life. With a keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, Diamant has created her most moving and powerful story.

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Author(s): Anita Diamant
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2005

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Author(s): Anita Diamant
Narrator(s): Kate Nelligan
Product Number C3448
Released: Oct 04, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419362866
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Author(s): Anita Diamant
Narrator(s): Kate Nelligan
Product Number Z3018
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449894214
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Author(s): Anita Diamant
Product Number EB00579258
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781416556831

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