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I am No One You Know - Joyce Carol Oates
I am No One You Know
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I Am No One You Know contains nineteen startling stories that bear witness to the remarkably varied lives of Americans of our time. In "Fire," a troubled young wife discovers a rare, radiant happiness in an adulterous relationship. In "Curly Red," a girl makes a decision to reveal a family... show more
I Am No One You Know contains nineteen startling stories that bear witness to the remarkably varied lives of Americans of our time. In "Fire," a troubled young wife discovers a rare, radiant happiness in an adulterous relationship. In "Curly Red," a girl makes a decision to reveal a family secret, and changes her life irrevocably. In "The Girl with the Blackened Eye," selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2001, a girl pushed to an even greater extreme of courage and desperation manages to survive her abduction by a serial killer. And in "Three Girls," two adventuresome NYU undergraduates seal their secret love by following, and protecting, Marilyn Monroe in disguise at Strand Used Books on a snowy evening in 1956. These vividly rendered portraits of women, men, and children testify to Oates's compassion for the mysterious and luminous resources of the human spirit.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060592899 (0060592893)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
3.0 I Am No One You Know ★★★☆☆
This is my first experience with Joyce Carol Oates, so I’m not sure if this is typical of her work. I found it both compelling and frustrating. The stories were mostly character portraits, and those characters were usually damaged, isolated, seeking to explain or understand themselves. Pretty grim r...
The Girl who Loved to Read
The Girl who Loved to Read rated it
3.0
3.5 stars - I really like Oates style and some of the stories were really amazing, but some were also less than spectacular for me. So, not enough to get a full 4 stars.But I love her style and there were no stories under 3, so I look forward to reading more from her...
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