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Joyce Carol Oates

“Her visits to her former hometown were infrequent and often painful. Pilgrimages fueled by the tepid oxygen of family duty, unease, guilt. The more Esther loved her parents, the more helpless she felt, as they aged, to protect them from harm. A moral coward, she kept her distance.”


Joyce Carol Oates, High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006
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High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006 High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006 by Joyce Carol Oates
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