Follows the interconnected and secretive lives of parents and their children when they are challenged by circumstances outside their family, in a tale set against a backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-twentieth century.
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'Eminently readable and though full of heart is utterly heartbreaking.' Vogue
'Oates offers a shrewd, often chilling analysis of an unhappy marriage…[she] deftly widens her focus to…Niagara, corrupt and dangerously polluted.' Sunday Times
'If you only read one new novel this autumn, make it this… you'll be hooked within pages' Mail on Sunday
'…engaging…compelling…a flair for the minutiae of character…' Guardian
'The Falls is a swirling cataract of invention, and a mesmerising read.' Daily Telegraph--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Joyce Carol Oates is a novelist, critic, playwright, poet and author of short stories and is one of America’s most highly respected literary figures. She currently holds the post of Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. Her most recent novel, ‘The Gravedigger’s Daughter’, was published in 2007.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.