varia Joyce Carol Oates Mudwoman

ISBN 13: 9780007461127

Mudwoman

3.24 avg rating
( 2,634 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007461127: Mudwoman

A haunting new novel from one of America's most prolific and respected novelists.Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother in the silty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. After her rescue, she will slowly forget her own origin, her past erased, her future uncertain. The well-meaning couple who adopt Mudgirl quarantine her poisonous history behind the barrier of their Quaker values: compassion, modesty, and hard work - seemingly sealing it off forever. But the bulwark of the present proves surprisingly vulnerable to the agents of the past.Meredith `M.R.' Neukirchen is the first woman president of a prestigious Ivy League university whose commitment to her career and moral fervor for her role are all-consuming. Involved with a secret lover whose feelings for her are teasingly undefined, concerned with the intensifying crisis of the American political climate as the United States edges toward a declaration of war with Iraq, M.R. is confronted with challenges to her professional leadership which test her in ways she could not have expected. The fierce idealism and intelligence that delivered her from a more conventional life in her upstate New York hometown now threaten to undo her.A reckless trip upstate thrusts M.R. Neukirchen into an unexpected psychic collision with Mudgirl and the life M.R. believes she has left behind. A powerful exploration of the enduring claims of the past, `Mudwoman' is at once a psychic ghost story and an intimate portrait of an individual who breaks - but finds a way to heal herself.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Mudgirl is a child abandoned in the silty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate—or destiny. After her rescue, the well-meaning couple who adopt Mudgirl quarantine her poisonous history behind the barrier of their middle-class values. But the bulwark of the present proves surprisingly vulnerable to the agents of the past.

Meredith "M.R." Neukirchen is the first woman president of an Ivy League university. Her commitment to her career and moral fervor for her role are all-consuming, but when confronted with challenges to her leadership she could not have anticipated, the fierce idealism and intelligence that delivered her from a more conventional life threaten to undo her.

A reckless trip thrusts M.R. into an unexpected psychic collision with Mudgirl and the life M.R. believes she has left behind. A powerful exploration of the enduring claims of the past, Mudwoman is at once a psychic ghost story and an intimate and compelling portrait of a highly complex contemporary woman cracking the glass ceiling at enormous personal cost.

About the Author:

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books include We Were the Mulvaneys; Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. 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 Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award. Her recent work of non-fiction on grief and bereavement, A Widow's Story was a critically-acclaimed success.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Oates, Joyce Carol
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0007461127 ISBN 13: 9780007461127
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate. Book Condition: New. 2012. Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. Like new. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007461127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Oates, Joyce Carol
Published by Fourth Estate (2012)
ISBN 10: 0007461127 ISBN 13: 9780007461127
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2012. Book Condition: New. 2012. Uncorrected Proof/Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. Like new. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # 9780007461127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Oates, Joyce Carol:
Published by Harpercollins UK, (2012)
ISBN 10: 0007461127 ISBN 13: 9780007461127
New Broschiert Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
primatexxt Buchversand
(München, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins UK, 2012. Broschiert. Book Condition: Neu. 428 Seiten Text englisch - Topzustand, neu und ungelesen - NEW - Jeder Lieferung liegt eine ordentliche Rechnung mit ausgewiesener MwSt. bei Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 690. Bookseller Inventory # 140911

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.47
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds