Ugly (Fast Fiction)

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HarperCollins Publishers, Apr 11, 2011 - Fiction - 20 pages
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Originally published in the collection Faithless, in Ugly Joyce Carol Oates dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power, a bitterly angry young woman defines herself as ugly as a way of making herself invulnerable to hurt, and in so doing hurts others.

Originally published in the collection Faithless, in Ugly Joyce Carol Oates dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power, a bitterly angry young woman defines herself as ugly as a way of making herself invulnerable to hurt, and in so doing hurts others.

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Joyce Carol Oates is a novelist, critic, playwright, poet and author of short stories and one of America’s most respected literary figures. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University and a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction.

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