The prolific Joyce Carol Oates is back with The Falls, a compelling, cascading tale of love shadowed by doom, a career ruined by the desire to right a wrong (think Love Canal's emerging horrors in the early 1960s), a family dragged into genteel poverty, children struggling to discover the truth about their parents' past and go beyond. Set against the thundering fury of Niagara Falls, it's performed with intensity and understanding by Anna Fields.

comments powered by Disqus