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The Maid's Version

A Novel

By Daniel Woodrell

The American master's first novel since Winter's Bone (2006) tells of a deadly dance hall fire and its impact over several generations.

Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident?

Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son. By telling her story to her grandson, she finally gains some solace-and peace for her sister. He is advised to "Tell it. Go on and tell it"-tell the story of his family's struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780316205856


Format: Book
Author: Woodrell, Daniel
Title: The maid's version : a novel / Daniel Woodrell.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Women household employees -- Fiction Explosions -- Missouri -- Fiction. Families -- Missouri -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780316205856 0316205850
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: F Woodrell
Oclc: 827082609
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Bib Id: 445747

Format: Book
Author: Woodrell, Daniel
Title: The maid's version : a novel / Daniel Woodrell.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: 164 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Women household employees -- Fiction
Subjects: Explosions -- Missouri -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Missouri -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013937480
ISBN: 9780316205856
ISBN: 0316205850
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: F Woodrell