Middle Age: A Romance

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Near fine. Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 464 pp. A darkly comic novel from the author of Blonde and We Were the Mulvaneys. In Salthill-on-Hudson, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and -- though they look much younger -- middle-age. But when Adam Berendt, a charismatic, mysterious sculptor, dies suddenly in a brash act of heroism, shock waves rock the town. But who was Adam Berendt? Was he in fact a hero, or someone more flawed and human? His loss and the rumor that surface of his possible lovers plunge his friends into grief, confusion, and self-reflection. The women who loved Adam find themselves engaging in life-altering romantic adventures. The men who were Adam's closest friends become utterly transformed in his absence. Adam's lawyer, Roger Cavenagh, who has broken the law for Adam's sake, becomes involved with an elusive and perhaps treacherous young woman. Marina Troy exiles herself to fulfill a wish Adam had made for her. Lionel Hoffman sets out, unwisely but with great hope, to recapture his lost youth after a lifetime of soulless financial success, even as his wife, Camille, discovers an unspeakable joy close to home. Augusta Cutler, a hitherto sensuous, unreflective woman defiantly endeavors to solve the mystery of Adam's origins, even if it means losing her marriage and family. Middle Age: A RomanceĀ is an intimately drawn, richly sympathetic, yet unsparingly comic portrait of the affluent class at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Incisive, insightful, and never predictable, it's a uniquely American sage of self-determination and identity from one of our finest writers of contemporary fiction. Keywords: JOYCE CAROL OATES MIDDLE AGE ROMANCE FICTION AMERICAN LITERATURE

Title: Middle Age: A Romance

Author: Oates, Joyce Carol

Categories: Signed, American, Contemporary, Contemporary,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Ecco Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 0066209463

ISBN Number 13: 9780066209463

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200623