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No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven new tales that further demonstrate the breathtaking artistry and striking originality of an incomparable talent who "has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces" (Chicago Tribune).
About the Author
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the National Humanities Medal, our government's highest civilian honor for the arts. 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. In 2003 she received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the 2010 recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. Joyce Carol Oates lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Praise for High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006…
“Oates is just a fearless writer...[with] her brave heart and her impossibly lush and dead-on imaginative powers.” -Los Angeles Times
“This big, lavish collection will do for Oates what similar volumes did for Katherine Anne Porter and John Cheever.” -Houston Chronicle
“This collection of stories that Oates feels are her best is as significant as it is breathtaking.” -Booklist
“Illustrious author Joyce Carol Oates is back with a seminal collection spanning five decades...This anthology is a must-read.” -Harper's Bazaar