Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
Salthill-on-Hudson is half an hour outside New York, a place where the inhabitants are beautiful, rich and middle-aged. When the enigmatic sculptor Adam Berendt dies suddenly, his death sends shock waves through the town. This loss forces the community to re-evaluate their lives. Paperback (B-Format)
'Oates is a massive literary heavyweight, and many earnestly believe she could knock the other contenders for the title of Great American Novelist - Updike, Roth, Wolfe, Mailer.' Helen Falconer, Guardian 'A stylish and wise chronicle of transformation and regeneration.' Jonathan Bate, books of the year, Sunday Telegraph 'The richness and excitement of Oates' novels lie in their hyper-real description of modern life.' Sunday Times 'A riveting story.' Val Hennessy, Books of the Year, Daily Mail
Joyce Carol Oates, a recipient of the National Book Award, is one of the most highly respected novelists, critic, playwright, poet and author of short stories. Her most recent novels include 'Break Heart Blues' and 'Man Crazy'. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.