Faithless by Joyce Carol Oates
Tales of Transgression

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In this collection of twenty-one unforgettable stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores the mysterious private lives of men and women with vivid, unsparing precision and sympathy. By turns interlocutor and interpreter, magician and realist, she dissects the psyches of ordinary people and their potential for good and evil with chilling understatement and lasting power.

 

About Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another (the 21st, already) ho-hum collection demonstrating both Oates's unceasing productivity and her inexplicable willingness to gather embarrassingly shoddy work together with handfuls of stories actually worth preserving.

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Oates long ago established herself as the nation's literary Weegee, prowling the mean streets of the American mind and returning with gloriously lurid takes on our midnight obsessions. If she has left

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Oates long ago established herself as the nation's literary Weegee, prowling the mean streets of the American mind and returning with gloriously lurid takes on our midnight obsessions. If she has left

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Book Reporter

After putting down Joyce Carol Oates's new short story collection, FAITHLESS, I wasn't entirely sure that I liked it.

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Entertainment Weekly

Although Oates' 25th short-story collection — like many of the ones that preceded it — would have benefited from some judicious pruning by the prolific (not to say graphomaniacal) author, the finest pieces in this chilly, unnerving catalog of human misbehavior (often perpetrated or witnessed ...

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BellaOnline

I read Joyce Carol Oates’s Bellefleur over 25 years ago and remember being immediately enthralled by the surreal world Oates created.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Joyce Carol Oates short story, Faithless, was originally published in the winter 1997 issue of Kenyon Review and was selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 1998.

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