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ISBN: 0452269865 / ISBN-13: 9780452269866

Black Water

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The scene is Grayling Island off the coast of Maine, where a young woman meets a Senator at a Fourth of July beach party. As the afternoon slips into ... Show synopsis

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  • Black Water (Plume Books) – Trade paperback (1993)
    by Joyce Carol Oates

    Black Water

    Trade paperback, Plume Books
    1993
    English
    160 pages

    ISBN: 0452269865
    ISBN-13: 9780452269866

    Joyce Carol Oates has taken a shocking story that has become an American myth and, from it, has created a novel of electrifying power and illumination. Kelly Kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old "good girl" when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bight and ... Show more

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Reviews of Black Water

Overall customer rating: 4.000
James  O

Deadly.

by James O on Mar 6, 2014

Terrifying, suffocating, disturbing. And frankly left a disturbing taste in my mouth for several days after (unpleasant enough that I can't really give it 5 stars). Anyone looking to liberate their death (and/or meaninglessness of life) anxiety - look no farther!

Dinah

Drowning in Words

by Dinah on Jul 31, 2008

The question at the heart of Black Water is not whether Kelly, the young passenger on an ill-fated ride with a senator, will live or die; it's more a matter of how she ended up there in the first place. The text becomes repetitive at parts and certain refrains appear over and over in the book until I almost felt like I was being bogged down along with the young woman. The "contemporary" allusions and references are all now, of course, dated and somewhat lost, but the story still resonates, because there is still something that attracts people to powerful elected officials. And interesting read, and the slim volume is well worth the effort.

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