PDF or EPUB Night Sleep Death The Stars ✓ Joyce Carol Oates


  • ebook
  • 800
  • Night Sleep Death The Stars
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9780062797605

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Joyce Carol Oates Ô 3 review Night Sleep Death The Stars review ß 3 Joyce Carol Oates’s latest novel is a vivid exploration of race psychological trauma class warfare grief and eventual healing as well as an intimate family novel in the tradition of the author’s bestselling We Were the Mulvaneys. In person Joyce Carol Oates JCO has an air almost of detachment looking over your shoulder as if at something or someone interesting over there But in her writing she displays a deep well of empathy in her characters Over her prodigious career she has created enough characters to populate a small town possibly a city and from my recollection no two are alike I ve been reading her for over 40 years and given the amount of novels and short stories that have flowed from her it was still amazing to read Widow her account of her life after the death of her first husband of her profound grief and depiction of a full life spent away from the keyboard When does she find the time to produce such a body of work Now in her 80 s she takes for her title a line from a poem by Walt Whitman when does she have time to read and presents an 800 page masterwork on grief and its effect on a widow and her five adult children Each person is so clearly realized and given such a potent inner life each child thinks they know what s best for the Mom they remember as an adjunct to their beloved father who wasn t such a saint after all In other hands this material could feel bloated and padded but JCO has managed to make every page necessary and while I usually don t find novels of such length intriguing I found this one reuired every step Tracking Globalization race psychological trauma class warfare grief and eventual healing as well as an intimate family novel in the tradition of the author’s bestselling We Were the Mulvaneys. In person Joyce Carol Oates JCO has an air almost of detachment looking over your shoulder as if at something or someone interesting over there But in her writing she displays a deep well of empathy in her characters Over her prodigious career she has created enough characters to populate a small town possibly a city and from my The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit reading her for over 40 years and given the amount of novels and short stories that have flowed from her it was still amazing to The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 read Widow her account of her life after the death of her first husband of her profound grief and depiction of a full life spent away from the keyboard When does she find the time to produce such a body of work Now in her 80 s she takes for her title a line from a poem by Walt Whitman when does she have time to Nation as Mother read and presents an 800 page masterwork on grief and its effect on a widow and her five adult children Each person is so clearly Provenzalische Verwicklungen realized and given such a potent inner life each child thinks they know what s best for the Mom they Things to leave behind remember as an adjunct to their beloved father who wasn t such a saint after all In other hands this material could feel bloated and padded but JCO has managed to make every page necessary and while I usually don t find novels of such length intriguing I found this one Lover Awakened Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 reuired every step

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Night Sleep Death The Stars

Joyce Carol Oates Ô 3 review Night Sleep Death The Stars review ß 3 The bonds of family are tested in the wake of a profound tragedy providing a look at the darker side of our society by one of our most enduringly popular and important writersNight Sleep Death The Stars is a gripping examination of. This was so good Set in Hammond New YorkI was thoroughly caught up inside the lives and minds of this big familya uite wealthy familya widow and her five adult children all struggling to move on after the tragic loss of their much beloved husbandfatherThere are many topics touched on in this novel such as racial discrimination police brutality sibling rivalry emotional traumaetcThe family dynamics were uite fascinating to watch yes watch I felt like I was there watching everything going on 800 pages yet I would still have liked to read about these charactersThis was my first book by this author I plan to read Thank you to Netgalley and HarperCollins for the ARC

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Joyce Carol Oates Ô 3 review Night Sleep Death The Stars review ß 3 Contemporary America through the prism of a family tragedy when a powerful parent dies each of his adult children reacts in startling and unexpected ways and his grieving widow in the most surprising way of allStark and penetrating. Genre Literary FictionFamily SagaPublisher HarperCollinsPub Date June 9 2020Joyce Carol Oates has long been a favorite literary author of mine Just when I think that she can t do it again write another gripping family saga she does The book s title comes from the closing lines of Walt Whitman s A Clear Midnight The poem refers to the moment of transition that happens from one day to the next The moment is used as a metaphor from changing corporeal existence to the spiritual existence The interruption of the poem is from PoetAndPoemcom Yes I needed to look up its meaning Once I got it I could easily see how its message is used repeatedly throughout this weighty novel of 800 pagesThe theme of Night is familiar to fans of Oates Once again she is writing about love and loss which most would agree are preoccupations in our lives as well as in our literature Oates has lost two husbands one after forty seven years of marriage and the other after ten I read her 2011 memoir A Widow s Story which she wrote after the death of her first husband There she suggests that to get through the agonizing grief the widow should think I kept myself alive In this novel the author holds nothing back when writing on the psychological effects of grief on Jessalyn who is one of the main characters and a grieving widow The novel is filled with her emotions of shock loss feelings of unreality and thoughts of never loving again Oates didn t write personally after the loss of her second husband I can t help but wonder if she chose to tell any of that story here The author has said no such thing to be sureIn this big sprawling tale Oates takes her readers to a small town located in upstate New York Along with examining grief healing and a family coming undone the author takes on race and class issues The story revolves around John Earle Whitey McClaren a successful 67 year old husband and father with a big personality He is the anchor of the family as well as the respected former mayor of the town When he sees two cops beating a defenseless nonwhite man he stops his car to intervene The police do not recognize him and they use their taser guns on him repeatedly Conseuently he has a stroke And that is it for Whitey Oates has him die in the hospital soon afterwardThe rest of the tale centers around Whitey s widow and five adult children all with very different personalities All the kids lose their footing after their father s death They come off as having been overly connected or fused to him Their fragile mental states are not immediately noticeable as with their mother but they all experience life altering changes Oates writes the family s pecking order at a pace that begins slow and controlled but builds up angrily Out of the siblings the youngest son is the most sympathetic character He is the black sheep of the family and at the bottom of the pecking order The author portrays him with bone deep loneliness The middle daughter is a high school principal She transfers her anger onto her students She actually spoiler sabotages some kids by editing their transcripts so they will not get into their first choice colleges The author has never shied away from writing on the dark side of human nature Night has been compared to Oates 1996 We Were the Mulvaneys which is a saga about another family living in a small rural upstate New York town which happens to be where she grew up Mulvaneys is one of my favorite novels by the author I believe that it is superior to Night An argument can be made that Night takes on too many characters with too many details It can leave the reader thinking that each character s story should be a novel in itself making the story feel bloated Indeed the master storyteller s latest novel according to her website this is her 59th is long Whether it s too long is debatable at times yes at times no Still the poetic uality of the author s prose is worth your time When all is said and done the thing about Oates is after reading her work it becomes impossible not to notice when you are reading a mediocre novel That is the power of Joyce Carol OatesI received this Advance Review Copy ARC novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest reviewFind all my book reviews at


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    PDF or EPUB Night Sleep Death The Stars ✓ Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates Ô 3 review review Night Sleep Death The Stars NIGHT SLEEP DEATH THE STARSBY JOYCE CAROL OATESA Clear MidnightThis is thy hour O Soul thy free flight into the wordlessAway from books away from art the day erased the lesson doneThee fully forth emerging silent gazing po

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