Crow Lake Themes

Mary Lawson
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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is abuse perpetrated on family members by another family member. In this novel, domestic abuse is perpetrated on the Pye children over three generations by their fathers. It begins with Jackson Pye, one of the founding fathers of Crow Lake. Pye has come to Crow Lake to build a farm for himself and a future family. Jackson designs and builds not only his own grand house, but a house for one of the other founding fathers of the town as well. Jackson is clearly an intelligent man. However, Jackson has a terrible temper that drives his sons away until he is left with only two. In the end, one of these sons leaves as well, leaving only Arthur Pye to suffer his father's frequent verbal and physical abuse. Jackson eventually dies, leaving Art the farm. However, the reader soon learns at what cost Art inherits...

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