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Expensive people / Joyce Carol Oates ; introd. by Elaine Showalter ; afterword by Joyce Carol Oates.

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  • ISBN: 9780307495365 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0307495361 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [2009]

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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.
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Subject: Rich people > Social life and customs > Fiction.
Suburban life > Fiction.
Mother and child > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Horror fiction.
Electronic books.

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