"This big, enthralling novel recaptures the gift for Dreiserian realism that distinguishes such Oates triumphs as them, What I Lived For, and We Were the Mulvaneys. It's her best ever—and a masterpiece."
Oates (I Am No One You Know
, 2003, etc.) painstakingly examines the impulse toward self-destruction—and the ways we find to heal ourselves.
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