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The Falls
The Falls Joyce Carol Oates
by Joyce Carol Oates


 
First Edition. Advanced Reader. Signed.
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New York, NY: Ecco (2004)

First Edition. Advanced Reader. Signed.

Fine in decorated wrappers.

After a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine’s husband throws himself into the the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. “The Widow Bride of the Falls,” as Ariah comes to be known, begins a seven-day vigil. At her side, confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby. What follows is their passionate love affair, marriage, and children. But the tragedy by which their life began shadows their seemingly perfect existence, damaging their idyll with distrust, greed, and even murder. Ultimately, their children will be forced to deal with their parents’ chilling legacy of dark secrets, unresolved emotions, and cruel truths.

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