An epic novel of an American family in the 1950s proves the tender division between what is permissible and what is taboo, between ordinary life and the secret places of the heart.
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"An American masterpiece . . . Oates' sprawling novel is the definitive history of an era."--James Atlas, Vanity Fair "A fierce vision of America during the 1950s . . . in powerful, meticulous prose."-- New York TimesAbout the Author:
In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, including We Were the Mulvaneys, Black Water, and Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart (available in Plume editions), Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (Plume), a 1995 World Fantasy Award nominee; and Zombie (Plume), winner of the 1996 Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel, awarded by the Horror Writers' Association. In 1994, Oates received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction. She is the editor of American Gothic Tales and her latest novel is Broke Heart Blues (Dutton). She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006097169X