Marya: A Life

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

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Book Condition: Very Good

First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Top page ridge faintly foxed, jacket flaps a bit toned. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 310 pp. 8vo. A novel by the prolific, award-winning American author. A deeply intimate psychological portrait of a young woman's tragic childhood, her reinvention as a successful young artist in the literary circles of 1950s New York City, and her struggle to understand and overcome the trauma of her past. Growing up in the confines of Innisfail, a bleak town in upstate New York, bright and curious Marya endures abandonment, betrayal, and loneliness. A college scholarship offers escape, taking her to New York City, where she makes a name for herself in academic and literary circles. But success cannot overcome the damage of her childhood, pain that haunts Marya’s personal, professional, and romantic relationships, and has left her unmoored. Psychologically nuanced, rich in insight and emotional complexity, told with the unsettling power of Joyce Carol Oates’s gothic novels, Marya: A Life is an intense look into the psyche of a young woman and an illuminating exploration of how the past reverberates throughout our lives.

Title: Marya: A Life

Author: Oates, Joyce Carol

Categories: Signed, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Modern First Editions, American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1986

ISBN Number: 0525243747

ISBN Number 13: 9780525243748

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197965