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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carrollton Public Library FIC OAT (Text) 30183000050424 Adult Fiction Checked out 08/01/2018
Carthage Public Library FIC Oates, Joyce Carol (Text) 34MO2001799185 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold 813.54 OATES (Text) 30061009020831 Best Seller Available -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest F OATES Joyce (Text) 30051000272770 Adult Fiction Available -
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North Kansas City Public Library FICTION OATES 2018 (Text) 0001002241428 Fiction New Available -
Pulaski County Library-Waynesville FIC OAT (Text) 33642000632372 Adult New Titles Available -
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"A new collection of eleven mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien"</strong> The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore 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.
"A new collection of stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, mysterious and surreal, and perfectly pitched for the confusion of the current political landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Short stories.

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