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Marya: A Life by Joyce Carol Oates

A deeply intimate psychological portrait of a young woman’s tragic childhood, her reinvention as a successful young artist in the literary circles of 1950s New York City, and her struggle to understand and overcome the trauma of her past. 342 more words

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The Sacrifice

When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. 250 more words

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Man Crazy

An intense roller-coaster ride into the abyss, MAN CRAZY charts the fall and rise of teenager Ingrid Boone, abandoned by her father, moving from town to town, taking what she can get and always giving too much in return. 221 more words


High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread

Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway—in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. 364 more words


Wild Saturday and Other Stories

To their uncomprehending parents they were just ‘crazy kids’ shoplifting, staying out all night, hanging around with weird friends. But for Connie, Alex, Tessa and the others nothing was more urgent than finding out what life held in store uniquely for them. 430 more words


Lovely, Dark, Deep

Lovely, Dark, Deep by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by Ecco Press
Published 9 September 2014
420 pages

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Soul at the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life

Soul at the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by Ecco Press
Published 20 September 2016
320 pages… 482 more words

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