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I Am No One You Know : Stories - Joyce Carol Oates

I Am No One You Know


Paperback Published: 5th April 2005
ISBN: 9780060592899
Number Of Pages: 304

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"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.

Curly redp. 3
In hidingp. 21
I'm not your son, I am no one you knowp. 28
Aiding and abettingp. 37
Fugitivep. 49
Me & Wolfie, 1979p. 54
The girl and the blackened eyep. 73
Cumberland breakdownp. 87
Upholsteryp. 105
Wolf's Head Lakep. 117
Happinessp. 119
Firep. 138
The instructorp. 157
The skull : a love storyp. 191
The deaths : an elegyp. 213
Jorie (& Jamie) : a depositionp. 233
Mrs. Halifax and Rickie Swann : a balladp. 245
Three girlsp. 271
The mutantsp. 281
Acknowledgmentsp. 289
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ISBN: 9780060592899
ISBN-10: 0060592893
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 5th April 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.1  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.27

Joyce Carol Oates

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is an American author with over 70 books and the winner of a host of prizes including the National Book Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over 40 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Oates is Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.

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