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Rest Of The Bookof the book was as if I went into a parallel dimension I keep thinking there must be there there but I did not see it I ll be interesting to hear what the coversation goes like at the bookclub meeting Once again I must diverge from the critics who loved this Joyce Carol Oates novel Apparently I didn t learn my lesson with We Were the Mulvaneys I don t know where to start so I ll just list the major problems a bloated and disjointed narrative overwrought prose and a nonsensical epilogue
GOOD TIMES RAW AND GRITTY AND SAUCY AND RICHtimes Raw and gritty and saucy and ich tremulous And eflective And melancholy
THE PROSE OF LIFE OF AMERICANprose of life of American Of a woman told by a woman After this book I want to ead everything Joyce Carol Oates has ever written This is a book about identity about coming to terms with your past and being who you are About family battered women and their husbands About the immigrant experienceOates details the story of Rebecca Schwart s life from her earliest childhood and on Rebecca is the third child of poor immigrant Jewish parents who arrived in the States in the 30 and Rebecca was actually born in New York Harbor making her a US citizen as the only one in the familyThe book starts with Rebecca thinking back on her parents and we learn that her father came to a violent end but not how I was instantly hooked Then the book follows Rebecca in her life as a wife to Niles Tignor and mother of little Niley Niles Jr with flashes back to her childhood with a father being and mad and feeling like it was them against the others He forbade Rebecca s mother to speak German and in that way stripped her of her ability to communicate and be an individual and he controlled everything in the house In Germany he was a teacher and a cultured man in the States he works as the gravedigger doing manual labor and is not A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners respected at all he. R and cemetery caretaker When local prejudice and the family's own emotional frailty giveise to an unthinkable tragedy the gravedigger's daughter Rebecca heads out into America Emb. ,
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And ImaginedIn Rebecca SimaginedIn Rebecca s life she is married and a mother but her husband perhaps isn t all he claimed to be and Rebecca has to escape with Niley and she starts a new life as Hazel Jones She chooses that name because she meets a man one day who thinks she s Hazel Jones and she stars believing she could beThe truth of that encounter is evealed towards the end of truth of that encounter is evealed towards the end of book in a way only Oates can pull offBut Hazel manages to cunningly create a new life and two new identities for her and her little boy Zacharias who turns out to be a wonderful piano player a skill he inherited from his maternal grandmotherIn the end Rebecca comes full circle and face to face with her pastAs always I love the way Oates writes She seems so in control of her language and her story and characters and everything works together beautifully Her way of letting a person s thoughts and imaginations being part of the text but written in cursive makes the characters have so much depth and this was another wonderful book by herI always say and write that Oates write about the American dream gone bad In this book she doesn t Rebecca actually achieve the American dream she creates a great life for herself and her son But she does so at a cost no one knows who she actually is except NileyZacharias who grows detached because of this shared but hidden knowledge and she constantly wears a facade as the perfect woman always smiling always pleasing her man She pays a huge price for this her chosen way of life and even though she had to go into hiding to get away from her abusive husband the uestion Indistractable remains whether the way she chose to do it was worth it in the endAnd she learns the wisdom of her father s advice In animal life the weak are uickly disposed of So you must hide your weakness Rebecca We must And she does. Arking upon an extraordinary odyssey of eroticisk and ingenious self invention she seeks Jacques Prevert renewaledemption and peace on the oad to a bittersweet and distinctly American trium.
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