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												Foxfire:  Confessions of a Girl Gang by  Joyce Carol Oates
	 - First Edition
			 - 1993
		 - from BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder (SKU: 3892)

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

												Foxfire:  Confessions of a Girl Gang by  Joyce Carol Oates
	 - First Edition
			 - 1993
		 - from BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder (SKU: 3892)
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Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

by Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10
0525936327
ISBN 13
9780525936329
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New York: Dutton/Plume. Fine in Fine dust jacket 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Marfree, acidfree 1stEd; not written-in, underlined, reprint/club, remainder or ex-library. VG/Fine. Slight bump to grey boards & flecks of dirt to foreedge. Shiny unclipped jacket designed by Robert De Vicq De Cumptich. Mail SAMEDAY! Publishers Weekly: It was between the ages of thirteen and seventeen that I belonged to FOXFIRE and FOXFIRE made sacred those years. '' Madeleine Faith Wirtz narrates Oates's 22nd novel in first-person promiscuous, chronicling intimately the violent comings and goings of a communard and her female teenaged outfit: Foxfire, a gang set up in smalltown, upstate Hammond, N. Y. , during the 1950s. Maddy and her four cohorts find strength in numbers. Together they assault and kill, their main victims being adult men who have have exploited them. The novel is written years afterward from the vantage point of skeptical adulthood when Maddy has gone respectable and looks over the notebooks she had kept during her Foxfire days. In the course of reminiscing, Maddy recovers the group's ardo; 1.20 x 9.31 x 6.36; 328 pages .

Synopsis

The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls are joined in a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. Foxfire is Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit. Here is the secret history of a sisterhood of blood, a haven from a world of male oppressors, marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last. Above all, it is the story of Legs Sadovsky, with her lean, on-the-edge, icy beauty, whose nerve, muscle, hate, and hurt make her the spark of Foxfire, its guiding spirit, its burning core. At once brutal and lyrical, this is a careening joyride of a novel—charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion. Amid scenes of violence and vengeance lies this novel’s greatest power: the exquisite, astonishing rendering of the bonds that link the Foxfire girls together. Foxfire reaffirms Joyce Carol Oates’s place at the very summit of American writing.

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Seller
BobPrudhomme, Relentless Bookfinder US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
3892
Title
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang
Author
Oates, Joyce Carol
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0525936327
ISBN 13
9780525936329
Publisher
Dutton/Plume
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1993
Keywords
Gender, Anarchy, U. S. Women

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