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Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A novel of tremendous sweep and pace about the American family in crisis - but also about America itself in the mid-20th century. This novel is the crowning achievement of Joyce Carol Oates's career to date. A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. He's a newly-wed, and his bride has been left behind in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding. For two weeks, Ariah, the deserted bride, waits by the side of the roaring waterfall for news of her husband's recovered body. During her vigil, an unlikely new love story begins to unfold when she meets a wealthy lawyer who is transfixed by her strange, otherworldly gaze. So it all begins, in the 1950s, with the dark foreboding of the Falls the sinister background to events. From this cataclysmic event unfurls a drama of parents and their children; of secrets and sins; of lawsuits, murder and, eventually redemption. As Alma's children learn that their past is enmeshed with a hushed-up scandal involving radioactive waste materials, they are confronting not only their own family history, but America's own murky past.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-4352-9341-X / 978-1-4352-9341-0 (USA edition)
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Falls: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-072228-2 / 978-0-06-072228-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-718514-6 / 978-0-00-718514-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Falls: A Novel
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-156534-2 / 978-0-06-156534-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Falls: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-072229-0 / 978-0-06-072229-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-719674-1 / 978-0-00-719674-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-00-719376-9 / 978-0-00-719376-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-9654349-7-4 / 978-0-9654349-7-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perennial
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Audio Editions

September 2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-7927-3295-2 / 978-0-7927-3295-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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September 2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Falls (Rumpole Crime)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-7927-3296-0 / 978-0-7927-3296-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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September 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2004 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Falls
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperAudio
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September 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Falls UN (15/1080) (Oates, Joyce Carol)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-06-074188-0 / 978-0-06-074188-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Falls: A Novel (P.S.)
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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