Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates
Confessions of a Girl Gang

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In upstate New York during the 1950s, five rebellious teenage girls form a gang and embark on a mission of fury, anger, violence, and revenge. By the author of Black Water. 60,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers "We Were the Mulvaneys" and "Blonde" (a finalist for the National Book Award), and the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Falls" (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina) and The "Gravedigger's Daughter.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Macmillan (1993).. 328 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Fiction

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``It was between the ages of thirteen and seventeen that I belonged to FOXFIRE and FOXFIRE made sacred those years.'' Madeleine Faith Wirtz narrates Oates's 22nd novel in first-person promiscuous, chr

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Oates depicts a gang of five adolescent girls growing up amidst violence and frustration in upstate New York during the 1950s.

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``It was between the ages of thirteen and seventeen that I belonged to FOXFIRE and FOXFIRE made sacred those years.'' Madeleine Faith Wirtz narrates Oates's 22nd novel in first-person promiscuous, chr

Aug 02 1993 | Read Full Review of Foxfire: Confessions of a Gir...

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Finding a burnt-out house in the woods, the girls quietly leave their families and move in together, creating a teenage wasteland, of homemade tattoos, drugs, illness, and the occasional lesbian encounter between Legs and Maddy.

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Joyce Carol Oates will be disappointed with the muddled screen version of "Foxfire," her bestselling novel about female bonding and empowerment.

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Having taken contempo naturalism to artful new heights in his Palme d'Or winner "The Class," Gallic writer-director Laurent Cantet makes an unconvincing transition into English-language period filmmaking with "Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang."

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