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Book Information: Last Days of Dogtown, the

Last Days of Dogtown, the (2005) [Novel]
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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." Nearly a decade ago, Diamant found an account of an abandoned rural backwater near the Massachusetts coastline at the turn of the nineteenth century. That pamphlet inspired a stunning novel about a small group of eccentrics and misfits, struggling in a harsh, isolated landscape only fifty miles north of Boston, yet a world away.

Among the inhabitants of Dogtown are 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.

Original title: The Last Days of Dogtown
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaNineteenth Century

Edition #1: Last Days of Dogtown, the

Last Days of Dogtown, the (2005)
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Language: English

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Last Days of Dogtown, the (2005)


ISBN: 0743225732

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