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The Tattooed Girl: A Novel (Oates, Joyce Carol)

Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10: 0060531061 / ISBN 13: 9780060531065
Published by Ecco, 2003
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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Inscribed and signed by Oates on title page in red ink, Very Good/Very Good, 2nd print, tight clean unmarked, interior looks new and unread, slight warp to boards, a couple little spots top edge of text block, dust jacket NOT price-clipped, NO age toning anywhere. Bookseller Inventory # 33703

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Title: The Tattooed Girl: A Novel (Oates, Joyce ...

Publisher: Ecco

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed

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Synopsis:

Joshua Seigl, a celebrated but reclusive author, is forced for reasons of failing health to surrender his much-prized bachelor's independence. Advertising for an assistant, he unwittingly embarks upon the most dangerous adventure of his privileged life.

Alma Busch, a sensuous, physically attractive young woman with bizarre tattoos covering much of her body, stirs in Seigl a complex of emotions: pity? desire? responsibility? guilt? Unaware of her painful past and her troubled personality, Seigl hires her as his assistant. As the novel alternates between Seigl's and Alma's points of view, the naïve altruism of the one and the virulent anti-Semitism of the other clash in a tragedy of thwarted erotic desire.

With her masterful balance of dark suspense and surprising tenderness, Joyce Carol Oates probes the contemporary tragedy of ethnic hatred and challenges our accepted limits of desire. The Tattooed Girl may be her most controversial novel.

About the Author:

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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