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Perennial Library, Aug 1, 1988 - Fiction - 436 pages
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An epic novel of an American family in the 1950s proves the tender division between what is permissible and what is taboo, between ordinary life and the secret places of the heart.

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The only thing I did enjoy was the usual Oates-prose. - Goodreads
I was disappointed by the ending. - Goodreads
It had its moments, including some beautiful writing. - Goodreads
Three star rating for the prose only. - Goodreads

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I expected a lot more form this book. The only thing I did enjoy was the usual Oates-prose. Too many loose ends (the hotel business, the bomb shelter, everything about Warren (?) etc) I am a big fan ... Read full review

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User Review  - Madeline - Goodreads

This book could've been at least a hundred pages shorter (Oates' strong suit is short stories, I hear length is an issue for a lot of her novels)--at least. The chemistry between Felix and Enid is ... Read full review

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of 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 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. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.