Triangle A Novel Author:Katharine Weber Esther?s granddaughter Rebecca Gottesfeld, with her partner George Botkin, an ingenious composer, seek to unravel the facts of the matter while Ruth Zion, a zealous feminist historian of the fire, bores in on them with her own mole-like agenda. A brilliant, haunting novel about one of the most terrible tragedies in early-twentieth-century Americ... more »a, Triangle forces us to consider how we tell our stories, how we hear them, and how history is forged from unverifiable truths.« less
This book is an interesting and much more cerebral take on the Triangle disaster than I was expecting. Using genetics as an overarching theme - the history of the last living survivor of the Triangle fire takes a very unusual turn. While some of the chapters about George's music were a bit overwhelming to my non-scientific mind, it was an interesting book that had me pondering after I'd turned the last page, wondering what I might have missed along the way.
What a funny little book. A mystery involving the notorious 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York meets story about a composer who uses DNA sequences to inspire his music. It's better than the book jacket would indicate, and I especially enjoyed the parts involving the composer and his process.