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Them

Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10: 0814906680 / ISBN 13: 9780814906682
Published by Vanguard Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1969
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Fifth Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookpate affixed to front end page (signature only). DJ has small closed tear on lower rear. $6.95 price present on DJ flap. Dark navy/black boards with yellow topstain. DJ designed by Ernst Reichl. Early Oates novel and winner of the National Book Award. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016789

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Title: Them

Publisher: Vanguard Press, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

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The members of the Wendall family struggle for thirty years to understand the obscure forces constantly tearing at their lives and happiness

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Winner of the National Book Award and in print for more than thirty years, them ranks as one of the most masterly portraits of postwar America ever written by a novelist. Including several new pages and text substantially revised and updated by the author, this Modern Library edition is the most current and accurate version available of Oates' seminal work.
A novel about class, race, and the horrific, glassy sparkle of urban life, them chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums. Loretta, beautiful and dreamy and full of regret by age sixteen, and her two children, Maureen and Jules, make up Oates' vision of the American fam-ily--broken, marginal, and romantically proud. The novel's title, pointedly uncapitalized, refers to those Americans who inhabit the outskirts of society--men and women, mothers and children--whose lives many authors in the 1960s had left unexamined. Alfred Kazin called her subject "the sheer rich chaos of American life." The Nation wrote, "When Miss Oates' potent, life-gripping imagination and her skill at narrative are conjoined, as they are preeminently in them, she is a prodigious writer."
In addition to the text revisions, this--new edition contains an Afterword by the author and a new Introduction by Greg Johnson, Oates' biographer and the author of two monographs on the work of Joyce Carol Oates.

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