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American appetites

1st ed.

Published by E.P. Dutton in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

American Appetites is classic Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful thriller in which the happy facade of an affluent suburban couple crumbles under the weight of tragedy and scandal.

For twenty-six years, Ian McCullough, a demographics researcher at a social science think tank, has been happily married to Glynnis, a successful cookbook writer and a brilliant hostess.

When a drunken argument about a suspected infidelity turns physical, Ian accidentally pushes Glynnis through a plate glass window—or did she fall? Now, Glynnis is dead, Ian is charged with murder, and their American dream is shattered. And soon, in a courtroom where guilt and responsibility become two very separate issues, Ian will stand trial, fighting for his life.

A sophisticated, witty, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, American Appetites explores our insatiable hunger for power, love, and success, and how comfortable, privileged lives—and the course of fate—can be dramatically transformed in an instant.

Edition Notes

"A William Abrahams book."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 813/.54
Library of Congress PS3565.A8 A775 1989

The Physical Object

Pagination 340 p. ;
Number of pages 340

ID Numbers

Open Library OL2042162M
Internet Archive americanappetite00oate
ISBN 10 0525247254
LC Control Number 88018904
Library Thing 109900
Goodreads 1195546

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