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By Joyce Carol Oates

“[Oates] has once more held a haunting reflect as much as the USA, revealing who we are.”
Boston Globe

The inimitable Joyce Carol Oates returns with Dear Husband—a gripping and relocating tale assortment that powerfully re-imagines the which means of kinfolk in the USA, usually via violent capability. Oates, a former recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence briefly Fiction—as good because the nationwide ebook Award, Prix Femina, and diverse different literary honors—dazzles and disturbs with a very good compilation the Washington publish calls, “Savage, poetic and ruthless...among the easiest issues she’s ever done.” Dear Husband is one other triumph for the writer of The Gravedigger’s Daughter, We have been the Mulvaneys, and Blonde.

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Maybe they’re rich,” whispered a third woman. Her name was Euphinia, and she’d made fast friends with the fourth woman, Grace. The two of them were the oldest of the bunch. Both must’ve been in their sixties. They held hands tightly, and this made them look like a pair of schoolgirls. “Then maybe we’ll get rich too,” Grace added. The last of us was Sunny. That’s how she introduced herself, and that’s all she wanted to be called. First name or last? I didn’t ask. She was even burlier than Peach Tree, so I didn’t push.

I have heard it. Everything it says is true.

I blew on the paper to dry it. The cursive was small, but neat, legible. The wooden door swung open. I heard its steel handle clang against the stone wall. I paid no more attention to Cheryl because now I could read the two lines of the note: You made a promise in Cedar Rapids in 2002. Time to honor it. Without thinking, purely automatic, I walked back into that filthy toilet stall and flushed the note away. But not the ticket. 2 THREE DAYS I thought about that note. Thought about it, repeated it in my mind, tried to forget it.

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