Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Oates's 27th novel, following fast on the heels of last year's highly praised We Were the Mulvaneys, revisits the depressed upstate New York environs of her earliest (and perhaps most typical) fiction. It's the first-person story of 21-year-old Ingrid Boone, a small-town girl who has survived her estranged parents' rootlessness and chaotic behavior, a drug- and sex-addicted adolescence, and her ... Read full review

Review: Man Crazy

Editorial Review - - Jennifer Levitsky

Joyce Carol Oates is not a pleasure to read. She makes me itch. She makes me cringe. She pisses me off. But I still found it impossible to put down her latest novel, MAN CRAZY. Reading MAN CRAZY made me realize just how much of a departure last year's WE WERE THE MULVANEYS was for Oates.Yes, MULVANEYS was an emotional festival running the gamut from fullout sobbing to outloud laughing, but it didn ... Read full review

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