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Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

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House hunting. The knife. The hair. Shopping. The boyfriend. Passion. Morning. Naked — Heat. The buck. Yarrow. Sundays in summer. Leila Lee. The swimmers. Getting to know all about you. Capital punishment. Hostage. Craps. Death Valley. White trash — Twins. The crying baby. Why don't you come live with me it's time. Ladies and gentlemen. Family.

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nessnix, September 14, 2007 (view all comments by nessnix)
Joyce Carol Oates is a consummate writer- she's a writer's writer. She always seems to get it right whether she’s working her magic on a novel or keeping it concisely beautiful with her short stories. Heat and Other Stories contains some of best short works I have read.

It is tough enough to write a novel (wherein you have 300-500 pages or frighteningly- sometimes more) and develop interesting plot, consistent and compelling theme(s), distinct voice, well-laid structure and characters who have depth and quirks beyond that of flat cardboard cut-outs but to be able to do all that as masterfully as Oates does in this compendium is truly artful. Hauntingly sparse, subtle and tragically human, the stories in this collection will be bouncing around in your head for days or weeks afterwards until they settle into the corners of your mind for you to stumble upon these treasures and are once again reminded of Oates far-reaching insight and talent.

I highly recommend this collection for any serious reader or writer.

Vanessa Nix
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And Other Stories
Oates, Joyce Carol
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United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
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