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The Rise of Life on Earth. [Signed by Joyce Carol Oates].

Oates, Joyce Carol.

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ISBN 10: 0811211711 / ISBN 13: 9780811211710
Edité par NY: New Directions, 1991
Etat : Near Fine Couverture rigide
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First edition, first printing. A near fine copy, in near fine, unclipped dust jacket that is just slightly misfolded. This has been simply SIGNED BY JOYCE CAROL OATES on the half-title page. N° de réf. du libraire 4005

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Titre : The Rise of Life on Earth. [Signed by Joyce ...

Éditeur : NY: New Directions

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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"Like most important writers―Joyce, Proust, Mann―she has an absolute identification with her material: the spirit of a society at a crucial point in its history."―Walter Clemens, Newsweek

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the most notable books of 1991, Joyce Carol Oates's The Rise of Life on Earth is a memorable portrait of one of the "insulted and injured" of American society. Set in the underside of working-class Detroit of the '60s and '70s, this short, lyric novel sketches Kathleen Hennessy's violent childhood―shattered by a broken home, child-beating, and murder―and follows her into her early adult years as a hospital health-care worker. Overworked, underpaid, and quietly overzealous, Kathleen falls in love with a young doctor, whose exploitation of her sets the course of the remainder of her life, in which her passivity masks a deep fury and secret resolve to take revenge.

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The author draws the reader into the secret life of Kathleen Hennessy, a nurse's aide who, as both martyr and avenging angel, is a memorable portrait of one of the 'insulted and injured' of American society. Set in the underside of working-class Detroit of the '60s and '70s, this short, lyric novel sketches Kathleen's violent childhood-shattered by a broken home, child-beating, and murder-and follows her into her early adult years as a hospital health-care worker. Overworked, underpaid, and quietly overzealous, Kathleen falls in love with a young doctor, whose exploitation of her sets the course of the remainder of her life, in which her passivity masks a deep fury and secret resolve to take revenge.

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