I Am No One You Know: Stories
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
I am no one you knowUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Like an ominous storm cloud forming on the horizon, these 19 stories (all previously published in slightly different form) build on a sense of foreboding. In Part 1, the storm hits hard, with each ... Read full review
Review: I Am No One You KnowUser Review - Nassim - Goodreads
This was the first book I've ever read by JC Oates, who apparently is a Great American Author. Seriously, she's a big deal. Each short story in this collection could be its own novel. Her sentences ... Read full review
A Love Story
Wolfs Head Lake