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The Rise of Life on Earth (1991)

by Joyce Carol Oates

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Kathleen Hennessy suffers a horrible chldhood of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Her outward passivity covers a dark and violent nature seeking revenge, which began when she was a chld and continues throughout her life. We witness her seemingly emotionless transition from unsavory and exploitive foster care into a career as a health-care worker. The prose is sparse and effective, and we are left wondering how many children share the scars of a tormented past. Joyce Carol Oates, as always, leaves her readers with much to ponder. ( )
  pdebolt | Aug 27, 2008 |
This powerful tale of neglect and abuse lasting throughout the life of Kathleen Hennessy is told with a methodical, detached voice by the author.

Pulling the reader into the tragic life of an everyday hard-working. overlooked and pathetic like person, we see the emotional scars that prevail and lurk beneath the surface to erupt in random acts of revenge.

Yet another dark tale by Joyce Carol Oates, still, worth the read because of the deep knowledge and psychologyical depiction of the down trodden.

While some of the pages were difficult to read because of the vivid descriptions of violent abuse, still, I would recommend reading this one. ( )
  Whisper1 | Jul 30, 2008 |
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Bilden måste ge ifrån sig ljus, kropparna har sitt eget ljus som de förbrukar genom att leva; de förbränns, de är obelysta. - Egon Schiele i ett brev, 1912
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Folk misstog sig på henne, men det rådde hon inte för.
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