Joyce Carol Oates is a familiar name to me yet I have not read any full length novel from her offerings. What I have read most from her are her short stories. Missing Mum then becomes her first book I have got for my shelves.
Synopsis of Missing Mum:
Nikki Eaton, single, thirty – one, sexually liberated, and economically self – supporting, has never particularly thought of herself as a daughter. Yet, following the unexpected loss of her mother, she undergoes a remarkable transformation during a tumultuous year that brings stunning horror, sorrow, illumination, wisdom, and even – from an unexpected source – a nurturing love.
About Joyce Carol Oates:
She is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
What do you know of Joyce Carol Oates? Have I purchased a good book? Let me here your comments.