Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Joyce Carol Oates (Author)
DescriptionJoyce Carol Oates adds to her extraordinary body of work with this stunning novel of violence and love. At the heart of the story are two people, Iris Courtney, who is white, and handsome Jinx Fairchild, the black basketball player who, in protecting Iris, kills a white man.
March 30, 1991
5.36 X 0.93 X 8.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, including We Were the Mulvaneys, A Book of American Martyrs, Black Water, Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart, and Broke Heart Blues, Joyce Carol Oates is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque, a World Fantasy Award nominee; and Zombie, winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Horror Novel, awarded by the Horror Writers' Association. In 1994, Oates received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award in Horror Fiction. She is the editor of American Gothic Tales.
Praise for Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart "Fiction of extraordinary imaginative power."--Marilynne Robinson, The New York Times Book Review "An impressive performance...fearless....There seems to be no erotic passion, no violence of act or language, no addiction, no fatal failure of nerve that is beyond Oates's reach when it comes to rendering it in fiction."--Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer "Oates is a master novelist....Thrilling momentum...it's hard to stop reading."--USA Today