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The (Other) You: Stories

Item #: 9780063035225 
Author
Oates, Joyce Carol
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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A powerful reckoning over the people we might have been if wed chosen a different path, from a master of the short story

In this stirring, reflective collection of short stories, Joyce Carol Oates ponders alternate destinies: the other lives we might have led if wed made different choices. An accomplished writer returns to her childhood home of Yewville, but the homecoming stirs troubled thoughts about the person she might have been if shed never left. A man in prison contemplates the gravity of his irreversible act. A students affair with a professor results in a pregnancy that alters the course of her life forever. Even the experience of reading is investigated as one that can create a profound transformation: You could enter another time, the time of the book.

The (Other) You is an arresting and incisive vision into these alternative realities, a collection that ponders the constraints we all face given the circumstances of our birth and our temperaments, and that examines the competing pressures and expectations on women in particular. Finely attuned to the nuances of our social and psychic selves, Joyce Carol Oates demonstrates here why she remains one of our most celebrated and relevant literary figures. 

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Publication Date
20/23/0105
Imprint
ECCO Press
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Height (in.)
8.00
Width (in.)
5.25
Pagination
304
Weight (oz.)
8