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A Northern Light

A Northern Light

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Sixteen-year old Mattie, an aspiring writer, leaves her family’s farm to work as a maid at a resort in the Adirondacks. Set in 1906, Mattie’s story incorporates the racism, sexism, and class conflict prevalent at the turn of the century. A subplot involves the murder of Grace Brown; a story familiar to readers of Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy.

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