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The Falls

The Falls

Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates

Location(s): Niagara Falls

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Later 20th Century

Ariah and Gilbert go to Niagara Falls on their honeymoon. After Gilbert’s sudden death she carries a huge amount of guilt and goes on to conjure up a formidable family saga. Also pertinent is The Love Canal Incident (Love Canal was a neighborhood in Niagara Falls, New York….In the mid 1970s Love Canal became the subject of national and international attention after it was revealed in the press that the site had formerly been used to bury 21,000 tons of toxic waste by Hooker Chemical (now Occidental Petroleum Corporation) – Wikipedia

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