The Rise of Life on Earth

The Rise of Life on Earth

Book - 1991
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Kathleen Hennessy, an attentive, overworked nurse's aide whose childhood had been shattered by abuse, divorce, and murder, hides an intense fury and an indifference to evil under a mask of sweetness and passivity.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, 1991
ISBN: 9780811211710
Characteristics: 135 p. ; 21 cm


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May 22, 2012

Dark and disturbing with a shocking surprise ending. I wish Oates would have written this as a full size novel instead of a short story; there was lots of room for development.

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