American Appetites by Joyce Carol Oates

By Joyce Carol Oates

Eventually back to print in a gorgeous new exchange paperback version, American Appetites is vintage Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful mystery during which the chuffed facade of an prosperous suburban couple crumbles below the burden of tragedy and scandal.

For twenty-six years, Ian McCullough, a demographics researcher at a social technological know-how imagine tank, has been fortunately married to Glynnis, a winning cookbook author and a super hostess.

When a drunken argument a few suspected infidelity turns actual, Ian by chance pushes Glynnis via a plate glass window—or did she fall? Now, Glynnis is useless, Ian is charged with homicide, and their American dream is shattered. and shortly, in a court docket the place guilt and accountability turn into very separate concerns, Ian will stand trial, struggling with for his life.

A subtle, witty, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, American Appetites explores our insatiable starvation for energy, love, and good fortune, and the way cozy, privileged lives—and the process fate—can be dramatically remodeled immediately.

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Mrs. Yingst is sure to know when she was last around. Have you talked to Mrs. " Mr. Bloemker looked at this thumb. "Mrs. Yingst is ... " Mr. Bloemker's eyes shone with regret. Lenore thought she saw a bit of egg in his beard. "Well, listen, what exactly's going on here, then? Is everybody gone and you have no idea where they are? " "Oh Ms. Beadsman, nor in truth do I, to my profound grief," a. movement in one side of his face. "What I have been able to determine is that at some point in the last, shall we say, sixteen hours some number of residents and staff here at the facility have become .

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