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A Fair Maiden

by Joyce Carol Oates

Condition: Good


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2011. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

Sixteen-year-old Katya Spivak is out for a walk on the gracious streets of Bayhead Harbor with her two summer babysitting charges when she’s approached by silver-haired, elegant Marcus Kidder. At first his interest in her seems harmless, even pleasant; like his name, a sort of gentle joke. His beautiful home, the children’s books he’s written, his classical music, the marvelous art in his study, his lavish presents to her — Mr. Kidder’s life couldn’t be more different from Katya’s drab working-class existence back home in South Jersey, or more enticing. But by degrees, almost imperceptibly, something changes, and posing for Mr. Kidder’s new painting isn’t the lighthearted endeavor it once was. What does he really want from her? And how far will he go to get it? In the tradition of Oates’s classic story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" A Fair Maiden is an unsettling, ambiguous tale of desire and control.


  • Bookseller: ThriftBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: G054726335XI3N00
  • Title: A Fair Maiden
  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 054726335X
  • ISBN 13: 9780547263359
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Date published: 2011


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