The last days of Dogtown : a novel
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New York, NY : Scribner, 2006.
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Book
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1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
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xiv, 263 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
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Main Library - Adult
Fiction Diamant, A
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Published
New York, NY : Scribner, 2006.
Edition
1st Scribner trade pbk. ed.
Language
English

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Includes a reading group guide.
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Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and "witches." Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds.

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