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Expensive People (1968) [Novel]
by Joyce Carol Oates Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Wonderland Quartet, the
Part: 2

Summary (From the publisher):

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In Expensive People, Oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America’s affluent suburbs. Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by Richard Everett, a precocious and obese boy who sees himself as a minor character in the alarming drama unfolding around him.

Fascinated by yet alienated from his attractive, self-absorbed parents and the privileged world they inhabit, Richard incisively analyzes his own mismanaged childhood, his pretentious private schooling, his “successful-executive” father, and his elusive mother. In an act of defiance and desperation, eleven-year-old Richard strikes out in a way that presages the violence of ever-younger Americans in the turbulent decades to come.

Original title: Expensive People
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Expensive People (1968)
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Language: English

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Expensive People (1968)


ISBN: 0812976541

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