Solstice

Solstice

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by Joyce Carol Oates
     
 

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One of the most engrossing of Joyce Carol Oates's earlier novels explores a relationship between two women.
Originally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet irresistibly attracted to each other. Blonde, shy, recently divorced Monica is a school teacher; dark, nocturnal,

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One of the most engrossing of Joyce Carol Oates's earlier novels explores a relationship between two women.
Originally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet irresistibly attracted to each other. Blonde, shy, recently divorced Monica is a school teacher; dark, nocturnal, sophisticated Sheila is a painter of stature, driven by the needs of her art. Over the months, their friendship deepens, first to love and then to a near-fatal obsession.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
A powerful beam into the dark places of the soul.
West Coast Review of Books
Oates's novel is spellbinding, entrancing reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865381001
Publisher:
Ontario Review Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most important and well known writers—and one of America’s foremost writers of the short story form. She is also a regular contributor of reviews and criticism for the New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She also reads and lectures widely throughout the US, at universities and bookstores.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Princeton, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
June 16, 1938
Place of Birth:
Lockport, New York
Education:
B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961

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