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Them / Joyce Carol Oates ; introduction by Elaine Showalter ; afterword by the author.

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- (Author). Showalter, Elaine, (Intranslator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD NTL 1970 (Text) 39391006756264 Award - Fic Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library FIC OAT (Text) 78551000523380 Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield FIC OATES (Text) 78292000262244 Adult Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0345484401
  • ISBN: 9780345484406
  • Physical Description: xxxiv, 546 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: Modern Library paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2006.

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Summary, etc.:
"A novel about class, race, and the horrific, glassy sparkle of urban life, them chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums. Loretta, beautiful and dreamy and full of regret by age sixteen, and her two children, Maureen and Jules, make up Oates' vision of the American fam-ily--broken, marginal, and romantically proud. The novel's title, pointedly uncapitalized, refers to those Americans who inhabit the outskirts of society--men and women, mothers and children--whose lives many authors in the 1960s had left unexamined. Alfred Kazin called her subject "the sheer rich chaos of American life." The Nation wrote, "When Miss Oates' potent, life-gripping imagination and her skill at narrative are conjoined, as they are preeminently in them, she is a prodigious writer."--Publisher discription (September 2006).
Awards Note:
National Book Award, 1970
Subject: Working class families > Fiction.
Young women > Fiction.
Poor women > Fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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