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The Last Days of Dogtown

The Last Days of Dogtown
Diamant, Anita
Christian Large Print
Publish date: 2006-07-18
$13.95
1594131503
Paperback

Synopsis:

The Last Days of Dogtown is set in the early 1800s in rural MassachusettsIn it, I set out to imagine the lives of people who have been left out of history: the poor, widows and spinsters, orphans, New England Africans - both enslaved and freeMarginal and voiceless, these folks fascinate me because so little is known about themAs in The Red Tent, their silence gives me permission to imagine an entire world of longing and loss, of laughter and hope.

Review:

I found The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant (Simon & Schuster, 2005) absolutely fascinatingSet in Cape Ann, Massachusetts at the turn of the century, Diamant describes this harsh, barren landscape in a spare yet powerfully descriptive prose.

   
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