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The Falls

by Joyce Carol Oates
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It is 1950 and, after a disastrous honeymoon night, Ariah Erskines young husband throws himself into the roaring waters of Niagara Falls. Ariah, the Widow Bride of the Falls, begins a relentless seven-day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side is confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby, who is unexpectedly drawn to this plai