HIGH LONESOME: New & Collected Stories: 1966-2006

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An imposing collection of 35 stories.Of the 25 stories reprinted here from earlier volumes, the best include a searching treatment of religious experience ("In the Region of Ice"); rich homages to literary masters ("The Dead," "The Lady with the Pet Dog"); a haunting exploration of spiritualism ("Night-Side"); a nicely detailed racetrack story ("Raven's Wing"); and one of the author's creepiest ... Read full review

Review: High Lonesome: Selected Stories 1966 2006

Editorial Review - - Bronwyn Miller

HIGH LONESOME, the latest collection of short fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, is also the most extensive. Work is amassed from over four decades of her career and includes 11 new stories, all of which exhibit her razorsharp ability of cutting straight to the heart of the middle class. Her familiar themes of innocence lost, violence unchecked (usually against women), and the seamy underbelly of ... Read full review

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