High Lonesome

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 688 pages
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No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven new tales that further demonstrate the breathtaking artistry and striking originality of an incomparable talent who "has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces" (Chicago Tribune).

 

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Review: High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006

User Review  - Nancy Doerrer - Goodreads

Another great collection of stories! As Booklist notes, they are almost all filled with "obsession, desolation, annihilation and creepiness (yes, creepiness!)". But this is part of what I love about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eric Nickeson - Goodreads

I give this five stars because High Lonesome is one of the best stories I've ever read, and probably my favorite JCO story to date. I didn't read all of her stories, that would be incredibly ... Read full review

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Contents

Spider Boy
3
The Fish Factory
23
The Cousins
39
The Gathering Squall
73
The Lost Brother
89
High Lonesome
136
Fat Man My Love
173
THE 1960S
195
The Lady with the Pet Dog
353
Last Days
409
1980 431
431
Our Wall
484
Ravens Wing
494
Heat
543
The Knife
557
The Hair
573

At the Seminary
213
In the Region of Ice
231
Small Avalanches
307
Concerning the Case of Bobbie T
320
The Tryst
339
The Swimmers
589
Will You Always Love Me?
608
Life After High School
629
Afterword
661
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About the author (2009)

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, 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 We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Accursed. 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.

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