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The Resource Dear husband, Joyce Carol Oates

Dear husband, Joyce Carol Oates

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Dear husband
Title
Dear husband
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Joyce Carol Oates
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In these 14 melancholic stories, Oates unearths the unsettling and morbid side of American life. “Special” shows us the extremes of childhood sibling rivalry, while in “The Blind Man<U+2019>s Sighted Daughters,” grown sisters face the inequities of their relationship. “Suicide by Fitness Center” and “Mistrial” both explore how middle-aged women cope with loneliness; in “The Glazers” and “Vigilante,” we meet two young adults in over their heads. The collection is wintry and dark, best read by the emotionally stable, as Oates spirals into the realities of death and the sadness of life. Although the stories are unsettling, Oates maintains intimacy and empathy with her characters. From the uncontrollable desires of a drug addict to the unwavering love of a mother for her child, Oates<U+2019> people are starkly crafted yet written with care. Like Oates<U+2019> We Were the Mulvaneys (1996), this novel reflects the author<U+2019>s fascination with the demise of family life. Another significant chapter in the career of a prolific and consistently thought-provoking American author. --Heather Paulson
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Family
  • Family violence
Label
Dear husband, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: c2009
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9780061704321
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2010010339
System control number
  • bl2010010339
  • 687991
Label
Dear husband, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: c2009
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Extent
326 p.
Isbn
9780061704321
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2010010339
System control number
  • bl2010010339
  • 687991

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