The Last Days of Dogtown

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Author(s): Anita Diamant
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2005
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Audio (10.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100134281
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743553698
Narrator/s: Kate Nelligan
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"An excellent novel. A lovely and moving portrait of society's outcasts…affirms the essential humanity of its poor and stubborn residents, for whom each day of survival is a victory" (The New York Times Book Review). 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 Anita 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.

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Author(s): Anita Diamant
Product Number EB00579258
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781416556831

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