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Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates
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May 31, 2009

really liked it
Read in May, 2009

I finished [Expensive People:] this morning, and I enjoyed it. I love Joyce Carol Oates which is probably biased by the fact that I grew up in Buffalo, NY. But I really enjoy her writing style.

[Expensive People:] is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek tale about Suburbia. The story is told from the perspective of a son whose father climbed the corporate ladder (moving his family from suburb to suburb every 18 months). The mother seemed to be a woman who was trying to avoid being the cliche housewife and only succeeded in being very cliche. The son is an only child and a geek who is very socially-awkward.
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