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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061236837
ISBN-13: 9780061236839
Sku: 204794931
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Pages:  582
Age Range:  NA
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The daughter of a German high school teacher who had been forced to work as a gravedigger after immigrating to upstate New York in 1936, Rebecca begins a life-changing pilgrimage throughout America in the wake of a prejudice-motivated tragedy. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Oates, Joyce Carol *Publication Date: 2008/04/01 *Number of Pages: 582 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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The daughter of a German high school teacher who had been forced to work as a gravedigger after immigrating to upstate New York in 1936, Rebecca begins a life-changing pilgrimage throughout America in the wake of a prejudice-motivated tragedy. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
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Born on the boat that carried her family away from Nazi Germany, Rebecca grows up under the shadow of her parents' tragic history, and in the confusion of youth finds herself romantically involved with a disreputable criminal.
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Joyce Carol Oates
The daughter of a tool-and-die designer from upstate New York, Oates was given a typewriter at 14 and never looked back. A famously prolific writer, she typically publishes several novels, short stories, poems and critical articles every year while also maintaining an active teaching career. She attributes her prolific career to regular hours and a love of what she does. Oates's successes began early: she was valedictorian of her class at Syracuse University and then went on to earn an M.A. in English literature at the University of Wisconsin where, in 1961, she met Raymond J. Smith; they were married three months later. She and Smith taught at various colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, including Princeton. Together, they ran the Ontario Review Press, which they founded in 1974. Oates was devastated in 2008 when Smith died due to complications of pneumonia, and claimed that her only solace came from intensive literary study and criticism. Oates writes in a variety of fiction genres, including a series of suspense novels written under the name Rosamond Smith, as well as some young adult works. She is best known for writing about human evil or people in bizarre and often violent situations, and many of her books reflect her working-class Upstate New York background.

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"Oates is supremely atmospheric, erotic, and suspenseful in this virtuoso novel of identity, power, and moral reckoning." (starred review) 03/15/2007

"At moments...you want to shout to the sky that Joyce Carol Oates is "a goldnish spot in the weariness of the world.'" - Lee Siegel 06/17/2007

"[With] tight, seamless prose...[Joyce Carol Oates] succeeds in evoking the perilous complexity of a completely cultural integration, the faulty foundation of American life." - Heather Thompson 08/17/2007

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