Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, romantic, and captivating tale, set in the Great Lakes region of upstate New .
Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, romantic, and captivating tale, set in the Great Lakes region of upstate New York-the territory of her remarkably successful New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger's Daughter. Tristram Heade is a reclusive, repressed Virginia bachelor and antiquarian book collector who has traveled to Philadelphia to keep an appointment with a fellow dealer. But when he arrives, his life takes an unexpected and dizzying turn. A train porter returns his lost wallet, but the identification inside belongs to a man named Angus Markham, a gambler and real estate prospector.
A deeply intimate psychological portrait of a young woman's tragic childhood, her reinvention as a successful young artist in the literary circles of 1950s New York City, and her struggle to understand and overcome the trauma of her past. Psychologically nuanced, rich in insight and emotional complexity, told with the unsettling power of Joyce Carol Oates’s gothic novels, Marya: A Life is an intense look into the psyche of a young woman and an illuminating exploration of how the past reverberates throughout our lives. Fiction Psychological. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
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List of the published work of Joyce Carol Oates, American writer. A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967). Expensive People (1968). Do With Me What You Will (1973). The Assassins (1975). Son of the Morning (1978). Angel of Light (1981). A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982). Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984). Marya: A Life (1986). You Must Remember This (1987). American Appetites (1989).
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This book is incredibly well written, as all of Joyce Carol Oates' books are. Marya is a very unique character whose life you become absorbed in. However, the book was profoundly depressing, and I spend my life reading depressing books so that's saying a lot. From the first to the last page, Marya's life is horrendous and everyone she loves dies or abuses her in some way. I read somewhere that there were a lot of autobiographical elements to this book, but I sure hope not for Oates' sake.
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.
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.
A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel. Miao Dao (Dark Corners collection). Constructed on a more intimate scale than those books, it is a stark, well-drawn portrait of the title character told in "scenes from the life" style, from Marya's early days of poverty, her life as an abandoned child raised by an aunt and uncle, through hard-won college success and an academic career.