Red Apple Rest
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The novel Red Apple Rest is set in New York City in 1959-1960. As the repressive 1950s gives rise to the changing mores of the 1960s, a young writer, Marti Fox, struggles to resolve her Jewish family's working-class values with her desire to explore life free of conventional boundaries. After an argument with her mother, Marti leaves her Crown Heights family home and moves to the East Village with her childhood friend Lorraine, an art student. In the vibrant artistic milieu of Greenwich Village, Marti's new life chafes against family traditions and reflects the cultural clashes of the period. Caught between her father's appetite for life, and her mother's fearful clinging to convention, Marti must create her own kind of womanly independence in a world of changing values. In the end, Marti finds a way to define her own identity and reconcile with her family on her own terms.
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Gross, Myra, "Red Apple Rest" (2005). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4074.
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