High Lonesome: New & Selected Stories, 1966-2006 (Paperback)
No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven new tales that further demonstrate the breathtaking artistry and striking originality of an incomparable talent who "has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces" (Chicago Tribune).
About the Author
Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Oates is just a fearless writer...[with] her brave heart and her impossibly lush and dead-on imaginative powers.”
-Los Angeles Times
“This big, lavish collection will do for Oates what similar volumes did for Katherine Anne Porter and John Cheever.”
“This collection of stories that Oates feels are her best is as significant as it is breathtaking.”
“Illustrious author Joyce Carol Oates is back with a seminal collection spanning five decades...This anthology is a must-read.”