The Last Days of Dogtown Book by Anita Diamant

The Last Days of Dogtown Book by Anita Diamant

The Last Days of Dogtown

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 survi 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

Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Diamant s keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long forgotten chapter of early American life.

Title : The Last Days of Dogtown
Author :  Anita Diamant
Language : English
Isbn : 0743225740
Format : Paperback
Pages : 263 pages

Rating: 4.7

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