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Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published 58 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them (1969), two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal and the Jerusalem Prize (2019)

Joyce Carol Oates was born in Lockport, New York. She grew up on her parents’ farm, outside the town, and went to the same one-room schoolhouse her mother had attended.

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Written by Joyce Carol Oates. A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. Set against the mythic historic backdrop of Niagara Falls, Joyce Carol Oates explores the American family in crisis, but also America itself in the mid-twentieth century. The Falls is a love story gone wrong and righted and it alone places Joyce Carol Oates definitively in the company of the great American novelists. Performed by Anna Fields.

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A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding. "The Widow Bride of The Falls," as Ariah comes to be known, begins a relentless, seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side throughout, confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby is unexpectedly transfixed by the strange, otherworldly gaze of this plain, strange woman, falling in love with her though they barely exchange a word. What follows is their passionate love affair, marriage, and children -- a seemingly perfect existence.

But the tragedy by which their life together began shadows them, damaging their idyll with distrust, greed, and even murder. What unfurls is a drama of parents and their children; of secrets and sins; of lawsuits, murder and eventually redemption.

Set against the mythic historic backdrop of Niagara Falls, Joyce Carol Oates explores the American family in crisis, but also America itself in the mid-twentieth century. The Falls is a love story gone wrong and righted and it alone places Joyce Carol Oates definitively in the company of the great American novelists.

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The Falls CD: A Novel (Oates, Joyce Carol) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0060741884

ISBN: 0060741880

Author: Anna Fields,Joyce Carol Oates

Category: Mystery and Thriller

Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense

Language: English

Publisher: HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (September 14, 2004)

ePUB size: 1962 kb

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Rating: 4.5

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Opithris
On many occasions I have assumed that an author who has written something I liked in the past, would continue to write novels that I enjoyed. I recently TRIED to read "The Falls" by Joyce Carol Oates. I made it through 1/3 of the book and just couldn't read anymore. It is quite possibly the worst book I've ever read by well-known author. For me, there needs to be a character that I care about. They can be a villain with redeeming qualities or they can be someone who perseveres through trying circumstances, but the main character of this book is so shallow, insecure and annoying, I didn't care what happened to her and kept hoping she wasn't going to be the main focus. I'm not including her name because she is so forgettable, I can't even remember her name! Her husband, who is also forgettable...comes across as a delusional, selfish man, who sees her a few times after her husband died. He threw himself into Niagara Falls the day after they got married. (He was ashamed he was gay.) So, the good looking guy decides he needs to marry her even though he didn't really talk to her and she is described as thin, with pale red hair, faded freckles (0 personality) about 20 times the first several pages. Oates, for some reason, used a repetitive language to describe a situation. I know she was trying to convey that the character was thinking that way but it was annoying to read. On one page I think she had the phrase they were married 15 times. "They were married and nothing else mattered. They were married and she couldn't believe her good fortune...." What made her even more annoying was she was constantly asking her husband if he was sure he loved her. EEEEEEKKKK...There are hours of my life I will never get back!
Opithris
On many occasions I have assumed that an author who has written something I liked in the past, would continue to write novels that I enjoyed. I recently TRIED to read "The Falls" by Joyce Carol Oates. I made it through 1/3 of the book and just couldn't read anymore. It is quite possibly the worst book I've ever read by well-known author. For me, there needs to be a character that I care about. They can be a villain with redeeming qualities or they can be someone who perseveres through trying circumstances, but the main character of this book is so shallow, insecure and annoying, I didn't care what happened to her and kept hoping she wasn't going to be the main focus. I'm not including her name because she is so forgettable, I can't even remember her name! Her husband, who is also forgettable...comes across as a delusional, selfish man, who sees her a few times after her husband died. He threw himself into Niagara Falls the day after they got married. (He was ashamed he was gay.) So, the good looking guy decides he needs to marry her even though he didn't really talk to her and she is described as thin, with pale red hair, faded freckles (0 personality) about 20 times the first several pages. Oates, for some reason, used a repetitive language to describe a situation. I know she was trying to convey that the character was thinking that way but it was annoying to read. On one page I think she had the phrase they were married 15 times. "They were married and nothing else mattered. They were married and she couldn't believe her good fortune...." What made her even more annoying was she was constantly asking her husband if he was sure he loved her. EEEEEEKKKK...There are hours of my life I will never get back!
Arcanescar
I loved this book - so much so, I reread it immediately. My heart broke and I found myself weeping while reading this beautiful story. Ariah, Dirk and their three children each strong characters. An Intercal part of this book revolves around the love canal lawsuits. It was fascinating to read all of the background material which was the impetus for the lawsuit. Please read this book you won’t regret it. You’ll find it educational as well as gripping familial interaction.
Arcanescar
I loved this book - so much so, I reread it immediately. My heart broke and I found myself weeping while reading this beautiful story. Ariah, Dirk and their three children each strong characters. An Intercal part of this book revolves around the love canal lawsuits. It was fascinating to read all of the background material which was the impetus for the lawsuit. Please read this book you won’t regret it. You’ll find it educational as well as gripping familial interaction.
Boyn
This is the first Joyce Carol Oates novel I've read and I enjoyed it. The Falls is a sweeping multi-generational, family saga that starts in the fifties and ends in the late seventies. Narrated in third person, it is told in alternating perspective. There are really two main characters: first, Ariah who is tragically widowed on her honeymoon at Niagara Falls and then, much later, her son Royall who finds himself sifting through the secretive past on wich his mother built their life.

At heart, the dysfunctional family story is very relatable, but the plot is refreshingly original as are the flawed, eccentric characters. An interesting part of the story is that the reader feels complicit in the keeping of Ariah's secrets. We know the truth before the other characters do. In fact, some of them never know the full story, as they wouldn't in real life. Only the reader, able to see from each character's perspective, sees the complete picture.

There is an improbable scene at the midpoint of the book (between Royall and the "woman in black") which is jarring because of the previous believability of the story. But if you can get past this, the resolution is satisfying.

-Katie O'Rourke, author of Monsoon Season
Boyn
This is the first Joyce Carol Oates novel I've read and I enjoyed it. The Falls is a sweeping multi-generational, family saga that starts in the fifties and ends in the late seventies. Narrated in third person, it is told in alternating perspective. There are really two main characters: first, Ariah who is tragically widowed on her honeymoon at Niagara Falls and then, much later, her son Royall who finds himself sifting through the secretive past on wich his mother built their life.

At heart, the dysfunctional family story is very relatable, but the plot is refreshingly original as are the flawed, eccentric characters. An interesting part of the story is that the reader feels complicit in the keeping of Ariah's secrets. We know the truth before the other characters do. In fact, some of them never know the full story, as they wouldn't in real life. Only the reader, able to see from each character's perspective, sees the complete picture.

There is an improbable scene at the midpoint of the book (between Royall and the "woman in black") which is jarring because of the previous believability of the story. But if you can get past this, the resolution is satisfying.

-Katie O'Rourke, author of Monsoon Season
Brightcaster
The premise is good. I did keep wondering if an outline had been written in the beginning and was it followed. In my opinion it took far too many words to tell this story. Just as I thought things were winding up, I noted I was only a third of the way through. Yes, I finished only to see where the story was going. Save your money.
Brightcaster
The premise is good. I did keep wondering if an outline had been written in the beginning and was it followed. In my opinion it took far too many words to tell this story. Just as I thought things were winding up, I noted I was only a third of the way through. Yes, I finished only to see where the story was going. Save your money.
Unde
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Joyce Carol Oates is a national treasure. Set in Niagara Falls, New York, "The Falls" is the psychological (and sometimes horrifying) exploration of one American family, circa 1950-1970, and all that means: deep, abiding love that turns to hate, wealth and conspicuous consumption that turns to a greater consciousness of others' exploitation and confused children trying to find their way in the world. At the center of it all is Ariah, the wife and mother, who believes she is both damned and doomed. This is a psychological masterpiece of haunting, stunning emotion.
Unde
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Joyce Carol Oates is a national treasure. Set in Niagara Falls, New York, "The Falls" is the psychological (and sometimes horrifying) exploration of one American family, circa 1950-1970, and all that means: deep, abiding love that turns to hate, wealth and conspicuous consumption that turns to a greater consciousness of others' exploitation and confused children trying to find their way in the world. At the center of it all is Ariah, the wife and mother, who believes she is both damned and doomed. This is a psychological masterpiece of haunting, stunning emotion.
Tisicai
Ariah is a newlywed on her honeymoon with her minister/husband Gilbert Erskine. But the morning after their disastrous honeymoon night, he throws himself into the Niagara Falls. Ariah remarries shortly thereafter, but she is convinced that she is a cursed woman. She certainly comes off as a bit of a psycho. Her new husband, Dirk Burnaby is a decent guy, a hard working lawyer, with whom she has three kids. Dirk invariably becomes buried in his work, and he takes an unpopular case where he sues the local chemical companies for polluting the area and causing alarming rates of cancer and other diseases and ailments. Ariah suspects him of having an affair (he isn't having one), and she suppresses her emotions after her husband is murdered by people hired by the local corrupt politicians.

The book is called The Falls not only because of the mythology surrounding the Niagara Falls as a suicider's paradise, but because the book is about the fall of Ariah Burnaby into depression and denial, the fall of Dirk Burnaby to workaholism (and eventually death), the fall of the aforementioned Gilbert Erskine, the fall of the community into the hands of corrupt mob bosses and sinister politicians and policemen, and the fall of Nina Olshaker into oblivion.

The books is expertly crafted and well written. I just wish that Ariah was a person I could root for. She is simply a self-centered neurotic. I suppose the kids are decent. The tension in the book rests with whether or not the kids will find out the truth about their dad and whether or not Juliet will end up a neurotic like her mother.
Tisicai
Ariah is a newlywed on her honeymoon with her minister/husband Gilbert Erskine. But the morning after their disastrous honeymoon night, he throws himself into the Niagara Falls. Ariah remarries shortly thereafter, but she is convinced that she is a cursed woman. She certainly comes off as a bit of a psycho. Her new husband, Dirk Burnaby is a decent guy, a hard working lawyer, with whom she has three kids. Dirk invariably becomes buried in his work, and he takes an unpopular case where he sues the local chemical companies for polluting the area and causing alarming rates of cancer and other diseases and ailments. Ariah suspects him of having an affair (he isn't having one), and she suppresses her emotions after her husband is murdered by people hired by the local corrupt politicians.

The book is called The Falls not only because of the mythology surrounding the Niagara Falls as a suicider's paradise, but because the book is about the fall of Ariah Burnaby into depression and denial, the fall of Dirk Burnaby to workaholism (and eventually death), the fall of the aforementioned Gilbert Erskine, the fall of the community into the hands of corrupt mob bosses and sinister politicians and policemen, and the fall of Nina Olshaker into oblivion.

The books is expertly crafted and well written. I just wish that Ariah was a person I could root for. She is simply a self-centered neurotic. I suppose the kids are decent. The tension in the book rests with whether or not the kids will find out the truth about their dad and whether or not Juliet will end up a neurotic like her mother.