Blonde (Paperback)

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In this ambitious book, Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner, poetic, and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker--the child, the woman, the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn Monroe. In a voice startling, intimate, and rich, Norma Jeane tells her own story, that of an emblematic American artist--intensely conflicted and driven--who has lost her way. A powerful portrait of Hollywood's myth and an extraordinary woman's heartbreaking reality, Blonde is a sweeping epic that pays tribute to the elusive magic and devastation behind the creation of the great twentieth-century American star.

About the Author


Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. Her bestselling novels include "We Were the Mulvaneys" and "Blonde".
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061774355
ISBN-10: 0061774359
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 738
Language: English