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Beautiful days : stories / Joyce Carol Oates.

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- (author.). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Fleuve bleu. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Big burnt. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Owl eyes. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Except you bless me. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Quiet car. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Bereaved. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Beaux jours. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Fractal. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Undocumented alien. (Added Author). Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- Donald Barthelme saved from oblivion. (Added Author).

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  • 22 of 25 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F OATES (Text) 39493108296163 Adult Fiction Available -
Cliffdale Library F OATES (Text) 31781064962325 Adult Fiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters F OATES (Text) 31781064962291 Adult Fiction Available -
East Asheville Library F OAT (Text) 0020511817296 Adult Fiction Available -
Forsyth Central FIC Oates, Joyce (Text) 0112521825557 Adult New Fiction Checked out 12/12/2018
Haywood County Main Library F Oates (Text) 33115007655970 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062795786
  • ISBN: 0062795783
  • Physical Description: 334 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Fleuve bleu -- Big burnt -- Owl eyes -- Except you bless me -- The quiet car -- The bereaved -- Les beaux jours -- Fractual -- Undocumented alien -- Donald Barthelme saved from oblivion -- The Memorial Field at Hazard, Minnesota.
Summary, etc.:
"A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien." In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explores the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance. "Fleuve Bleu" exemplifies the rich sensuousness of Oates's prose as lovers married to other persons vow to establish, in their intimacy, a ruthlessly honest, truth-telling authenticity missing elsewhere in their complicated lives, with unexpected results. In "Big Burnt," set on lushly rendered Lake George, in the Adirondacks, a cunningly manipulative university professor exploits a too-trusting woman in a way she could never have anticipated. "The Nice Girl" depicts a young woman who has been, through her life, infuriatingly "nice," until she is forced to come to terms with the raw desperation of her deepest self. In a more experimental but no less intimate mode, "Les beaux jours" examines the ambiguities of an intensely erotic, exploitative relationship between a "master" artist and his adoring young female model. And the tragic "Undocumented Alien" depicts a young African student enrolled in an American university who is suddenly stripped of his student visa and forced to undergo a terrifying test of courage. In these stories, as elsewhere in her fiction, Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, psychological, and moral boundaries that govern our behavior--until the hour when they do not"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: American fiction > Women authors.
Genre: Short stories.
Psychological fiction.

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