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Black Water

Author: Oates, Joyce Carol

Publisher: Plume Books


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Black Water : Joyce Carol Oates has taken a shocking story that has become an American myth and, from it, has created a novel of electrifying power and illumination. Kelly Kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old "good girl" when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women, drawn to the power that certain men command - at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare; in a tragic car ride that we hope against hope will not end as we know it must end.

Category   Subject
Fiction   Contemporary

ISBN 13:9780452269866
ISBN 10:0452269865
Size:7.96" l x 5.28" w x 0.45" h
Grade Lvl: Non-Classifiable