Hesters Daughters Elayne Clift

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Published: January 4th 2012

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189 pages


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Hesters Daughters  by  Elayne Clift

Hesters Daughters by Elayne Clift
January 4th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 189 pages | ISBN: | 10.59 Mb

Hesters Daughters is a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter.The Hester of Elayne Clift’s first novel was born in Boston in 1929. Her Puritan community is immigrant Jews. Spirited and humanistic, she makes her way in the world muchMoreHesters Daughters is a contemporary, feminist retelling of The Scarlet Letter.The Hester of Elayne Clift’s first novel was born in Boston in 1929.

Her Puritan community is immigrant Jews. Spirited and humanistic, she makes her way in the world much as Nathaniel Hawthorne’s heroine did, bearing an out-of-wedlock child, Pearl (whose own daughter, Aviva, is bi-racial). The novel recreates the pivotal events and characters of the classic work, then imagines Pearl’s and Hester’s lives through the lens of gender in contemporary America.“This is a story of relationships, power, and triumph,” Clift says, citing fin de siècle feminist social critic Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

“It is a novel about ‘the new attitude of the full-grown woman, who faces the demands of love [and work] with the high standards of conscious motherhood.”“Clift captures the spirit of Hester and Pearl, recasting them in a dramatic, compelling and expansive story, cutting across time and culture to excavate connections that bind the hearts of women, no matter the century,” one critic noted.



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