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Aug 01, 1994
| ISBN 9780452272316
Aug 01, 1994
| ISBN 9780593182741
Sep 17, 2008
| 176 Minutes
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Aug 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780452272316
Aug 01, 1994 | ISBN 9780593182741
Sep 17, 2008 | ISBN 9781598876086
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit. The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls join a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. Here is the secret history of a sisterhood of blood, a haven from a world of male oppressors, marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last. Above all, it is the story of Legs Sadovsky, with her lean, on-the-edge, icy beauty, whose nerve, muscle, hate, and hurt make her the spark of Foxfire: its guiding spirit, its burning core. At once brutal and lyrical, this is a careening joyride of a novel—charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion. Amid scenes of violence and vengeance lies this novel’s greatest power: the exquisite, astonishing rendering of the bonds that link the Foxfire girls together. Foxfire reaffirms Joyce Carol Oates’s place at the very summit of American writing.
Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award), and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls (winner of the 2005 Prix Femina) and The Gravedigger’s Daughter.
Praise for Foxfire“Brilliant…Foxfire burns brightly…exhilarating.”—The New York Times Book Review“Wonderful, beautiful, a vivid novel.”—Washington Post “Profound…a riveting whirlwind of a novel.”—Los Angeles Times
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