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Sourland by Joyce Carol Oates

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Carthage, February 2014
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The Accursed, March 2013
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Black Dahlia & White Rose, September 2012
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Sourland, September 2010
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Blonde, September 2009
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The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, October 2008
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Wild Nights!, April 2008
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The Gravedigger's Daughter, June 2007
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Black Girl/White Girl, October 2006
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High Lonesome, April 2006
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We Were the Mulvaneys, September 1996
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Sourland
Joyce Carol Oates

Stories

Ecco
September 2010
On Sale: September 14, 2010
384 pages
ISBN: 0061996521
EAN: 9780061996528
Hardcover
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Fiction

A gripping and moving new collection of stories that reimagines the meaning of loss—through often unexpected and violent means.

Joyce Carol Oates is not only one of our most important novelists and literary critics, she is also an unparalleled master of the short story. Sourland—sixteen previously uncollected stories that explore how the power of violence, loss, and grief shape both the psyche and the soul—shows us an author work-ing at the height of her powers.

With lapidary precision and an unflinching eye, Oates maps the surprising contours of “ordinary” life. From a desperate man who dons a jack-o’-lantern head as a prelude to a most curious sort of courtship, to a “story of a stabbing” many times recounted in the life of a lonely girl; from a beguiling young woman librarian whose amputee state attracts a married man and father, to a girl hopelessly in love with her renegade, incarcerated cousin; from a professor’s wife who finds herself tragically isolated at a party in her own house, to the concluding title story of an unexpectedly redemptive love rooted in radical aloneness and isolation, each story in Sourland resonates beautifully with Oates’s trademark fascination for the unpredictable amid the prosaic—the comming-ling of sexual love and violence, the tumult of family life—and shines with her predilection for dark humor and her gift for voice.

Media Buzz

On Point - February 28, 2011
PBS News Hour - February 3, 2011
All Things Considered - October 14, 2010

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