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The Tattooed Girl
The Tattooed Girl Joyce Carol Oates
by Joyce Carol Oates

First Edition. Advanced Reader. Signed.
Price: $45.00

New York, NY: Ecco (2003)

First Edition. Advanced Reader. Signed.

Near fine in black wrappers with a little edge wear.

An intense, visceral, yet unexpectedly tender novel from #1 bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, “a master in her prime” (San Francisco Chronicle)

A celebrated but reclusive author, young but in failing health, Joshua Seigl reluctantly realizes that he can no longer live alone. One day at the bookstore he encounters Alma, who stirs something inside him—pity? desire? responsibility?—and he decides she will be his assistant. Unaware of her torturous past—the abuses she’s suffered, the wrongs she’s committed, and the hatred that seethes within her—he has no idea that he is bringing into his home an enemy: an anti-Semite who despises him virulently and unquestioningly, and whose presence will force both of them to make discoveries that cut to the core of their identities.

With her unique, masterful balance of dark suspense and surprising tenderness, Joyce Carol Oates probes the tragedy of ethnic hatred and challenges accepted limits of desire.

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