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Dollmaker, The

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  •  Dollmaker, The
    Title: Dollmaker, The
    Author: ARNOW HARRIETTE SIMPSON
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 15/05/2017
    Imprint: VINTAGE
    Price: $23.00
    Publishing status: Active

    "A REDISCOVERED AMERICAN CLASSIC - A MOVING, ENDURING TRAGEDY Gertie is the young mother of five children - uneducated, determined, strong. Her only ambition is to own her own small farm in the Kentucky hills where she lives, to become self-sufficient and free. Whenever the struggle to live off the land eases, her inarticulate imagination takes its freedom and flies. Because Gertie is also an artist, a sculptor of wood and creator of beautiful handmade dolls. When the family is forced to move to industrial Detroit, with its pre-fab houses, appliances bought on credit and neighbours pressed in on every side, life turns into an incomprehensible, lonely nightmare. Gertie realises she must adapt to a life where land, family and creativity are replaced by just one thing- the constant need for money. 'A masterworka A superb book of unforgettable strength and glowing richness' New York Times "

    ISBN: 9781784871871
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