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Book Information: Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne (1993) [Novel]
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By her own account she's an old Yankee bitch, Dolores Claiborne: foul temper, foul mouth, foul life. Folks on Little Tall Island have been waiting thirty years to find out just what happened on the eerie dark day her husband, Joe, died -- the day of the total eclipse. The police want to know what happened yesterday, when rich, bedridden Vera Donovan, the island's grande dame sans merci and Dolores's longtime employer, died suddenly in her care.

With no choice but to talk, Dolores Claiborne talks up a storm. "Everything I did, I did for love," she says, and this spellbinding novel is at once her confession and her defense. Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, her story centers on a disintegrating marriage's molten core, where the mind's unblinking eye becomes huge with hate and a woman's heart turns murderous. It unfolds the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera, and the link that binds them. It shows, finally, how fierce love can be, and how dreadful its consequences. And how the soul, harrowed by the hardest life, can achieve a kind of grace.

Original title: Dolores Claiborne
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHorrorPsychological Horror

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Language: English

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Dolores Claiborne (2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340952634
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 1 in
Pages: 304

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Dolores Claiborne (December 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451177094
Dimensions: 6.82 x 4.21 x 1
Pages: 384

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Dolores Claiborne (1993)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780670844524
Dimensions: 5.7 x 9.2 x 1.3 in
Pages: 305

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