Will You Always Love Me? and Other Stories

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Dutton, 1996 - Fiction - 326 pages
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Obsession with loss, fear of betrayal, and sudden violence plague the characters who inhabit Oates' haunting fiction. Twenty-four stories take readers from inner cities to isolated backwaters, as Oates displays the full range of her imaginative powers in a collection that shocks, provokes, and astounds with its unexpected turns of events and their profound commentary on the human condition.

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WILL YOU ALWAYS LOVE ME?: and Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A nondescript and intermittently tedious collection of 22 stories: the last two or three years' worth from the protean Oates, who seems here to be reworking with minimal variations materials she has ... Read full review

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User Review  - dshreve - LibraryThing

Some stories are better than others. I do love the way J.C.O. writes, and I have written a quote from one of her stories down in my quote book. Read full review


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Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Syracuse University and a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of numerous novels and collections of short stories. Her works include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Bellefleur, You Must Remember This, Because It Is Bitter, Because It Is My Heart, Solstice, Marya : A Life, and Give Me Your Heart. She has received numerous awards including the National Book Award for Them, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature. She was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with her title Lovely, Dark, Deep. She also wrote a series of suspense novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. In 2015, her novel The Accursed became listed as a bestseller on the iBooks chart. She worked as a professor of English at the University of Windsor, before becoming the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She and her late husband Raymond J. Smith operated a small press and published a literary magazine, The Ontario Review.

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