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Because it is Bitter, and Because It is My Heart by   Joyce Carol Oates - Hardcover - 1990 - from Otherwise Books (SKU: 411)

Because it is Bitter, and Because It is My Heart

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Because it is Bitter, and Because It is My Heart

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10
0525248609
ISBN 13
9780525248606
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With all of Oates' powers of fear and depth, this novel set in a small town in upstate New York is a intense exploration of race before civil rights and home life. Some discoloration and fraying on dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom pages.

Synopsis

Joyce Carol Oates adds to her extraordinary body of work with this stunning novel of violence and love. At the heart of the story are two people, Iris Courtney, who is white, and handsome Jinx Fairchild, the black basketball player who, in protecting Iris, kills a white man. Iris is the only witness to the crime. The two of them are growing up in the early 1950s in a New York industrial town where racial boundaries keep people apart—or bring them together in explosive scenes of fear or desire. The secret link between Iris and Jinx is not only their attraction to each other, but a murder … and a bond of passion and guilt is formed between them. How this one irrevocable, tragic act shapes their lives and alters their destinies becomes Joyce Carol Oates’ finest, emotion-packed novel—a work the critics are calling a masterpiece, the best work of America’s best writer of contemporary realism.

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Bookseller
Otherwise Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
411
Title
Because it is Bitter, and Because It is My Heart
Author
Oates, Joyce Carol
Book condition
Used
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0525248609
ISBN 13
9780525248606
Publisher
Dutton
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1990

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