By Joyce Carol Oates
Ultimately again to print in a gorgeous new exchange paperback version, American Appetites is vintage Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful mystery within which the satisfied 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 an excellent hostess.
When a drunken argument a few suspected infidelity turns actual, Ian by accident 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 develop into very separate concerns, Ian will stand trial, battling for his life.
A refined, 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 right away.
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