Middle Age by Joyce Carol Oates
A Romance

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In Salthill-on-Hudson, a half-hour train ride from Manhattan, everyone is rich, beautiful, and -- though they look much younger -- middle-aged. 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?


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. 480 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, History. Fiction

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In her big, realist fictions, Joyce Carol Oates makes models of novels.

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Middle Age: A Romance Joyce Carol Oates 480pp, Fourth Estate, £10.99 A "darkly comic tale" of affluent suburban middle age?

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In marriages charged with such import, one must cheat in order to breathe, as Augusta Cutler discovers after Adam's death, when she leaves her husband, Owen, to ferret out the truth about Adam, and herself, and to find respite.

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And one wonders if she, too, is a psychic --- just weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks, with the fast and unjust loss of lives suffered and family and friends smothered by media attention in their grief, it is hard to miss the sense in our culture regarding identity and a renewed sense...

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