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Book Information: Rise of Life on Earth, the

Rise of Life on Earth, the (1991) [Novella]
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Draws the reader into the secret life of Kathleen Hennessy, a nurse's aide who, as both martyr and avenging angel, is a memorable portrait of one of the "insulted and injured" of American society. Set in the underside of working-class Detroit of the '60s and '70s, this short, lyric novel sketches Kathleen's violent childhood—shattered by a broken home, child-beating, and murder—and follows her into her early adult years as a hospital health-care worker. Over-worked, underpaid, and quietly overzealous, Kathleen falls in love with a young doctor, whose exploitation of her sets the course of the remainder of her life, in which her passivity masks a deep fury and secret resolve to take revenge.

Original title: The Rise of Life on Earth
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Rise of Life on Earth, the

Rise of Life on Earth, the (1991)
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Language: English

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Rise of Life on Earth, the (1991)


ISBN: 0811212130

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