Where is Here? Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, [4], 192 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee.In dramatic, tightly focused narratives charges with tension, menace, and the shock of the unexpected, Where Is Here? examines a world in which ordinary life is electrified by the potential for sudden change. Domestic violence, fear and abandonment and betrayal, and the obsession with loss shadow the characters that inhabit these startling, intriguing stories. With the precision and intensity that are the hallmarks of her remarkable talent, Joyce Carol Oates explores the unexpected turns of events that leave people vulnerable and struggling to puzzle out the consequences of their abrupt reversals of fortune.As in the title story, in which a married couple find their controlled life irrevocably altered by a stranger's visit, the fiction in this new collection is punctuated again and again by mysterious, perhaps unanswerable, questions: Out of what does our life arise? Out of what does our consciousness arise? Why are we here? Where is here? Like the questions they pose, these tales -- at once elusive and direct -- unfold with the enigmatic twists of riddles and, often, the blunt shock of tragedy. Where is Here? is the work of a master practitioner of the short story.Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION SHORT STORIES PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES WHERE IS HERE SIGNED FIRST EDITION

Title: Where is Here? Stories

Author: Oates, Joyce Carol

Categories: Contemporary, Pulitzer Prize Winners, American, Short Stories, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The Ecco Press: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197036