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The Falls (P.S.)
The Falls - P.S.
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskine's young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Ariah, "the Widow Bride of the Falls," begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burna...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061565342
ISBN-10: 0061565342
Publication Date: 6/1/2008
Pages: 512
Edition: Reissue
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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This book has so much promise but does not impress in the end. There is no resolution to most of the storylines (death is not a resolution). Ariah, the main character, goes from being someone you admire to someone you can't stand. The author seems to enjoy spending hundreds of pages babbling on without getting to the point. I forced myself to finish, hoping it would be worth it in the end. Unfortunately, it was not.