First Love: A Gothic Tale


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In her latest book, Joyce Carol Oates explores the bond between victim and abuser through the tangled strands of love and fear in a young girl's mind. Part nightmare, part elegy, "First Love" vividly traces 11-year-old Josie's enchantment with her tormentor, portraying a victimized child's confused mind with chilling accuracy and insight. 7 illustrations.

First Love: A Gothic Tale 1997, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780880015080

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First Love: A Gothic Tale 1996, Ecco Press

ISBN-13: 9780880014571