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By Joyce Carol Oates

Eventually again to print in a gorgeous new exchange paperback variation, American Appetites is vintage Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful mystery during which the chuffed facade of an prosperous suburban couple crumbles less than the load of tragedy and scandal.

For twenty-six years, Ian McCullough, a demographics researcher at a social technological know-how imagine tank, has been fortunately married to Glynnis, a profitable cookbook author and a super hostess.

When a drunken argument a few suspected infidelity turns actual, Ian by chance pushes Glynnis via a plate glass window—or did she fall? Now, Glynnis is lifeless, Ian is charged with homicide, and their American dream is shattered. and shortly, in a court the place guilt and accountability develop into very separate concerns, Ian will stand trial, battling for his life.

A subtle, witty, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, American Appetites explores our insatiable starvation for energy, love, and good fortune, and the way cozy, privileged lives—and the process fate—can be dramatically remodeled directly.

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Jesus," said Paul. " "I didn't think she was angry when we talked," said Daniel. ''You're probably benefiting this party the most out of anyone," said Paul. " "I planned to go to another party anyway," said Daniel. Almost half the party, thirty minutes later, was on the wide sidewalk outside the apartment, grinning drunkenly or looking at each other with openly bored or neutral expressions, waiting for directions to the other party. " Mitch had repeatedly held shots of tequila toward Paul, who drank two and, at one point, entered the small room where Kyle and Gabby slept and interrupted Gabby and Jeremy and Juan by asking if "anyone" wanted to go to "a different party," aware he was unaffected, due to alcohol, by Gabby's presence.

I didn't think she was angry when we talked," said Daniel. ''You're probably benefiting this party the most out of anyone," said Paul. " "I planned to go to another party anyway," said Daniel. Almost half the party, thirty minutes later, was on the wide sidewalk outside the apartment, grinning drunkenly or looking at each other with openly bored or neutral expressions, waiting for directions to the other party. " Mitch had repeatedly held shots of tequila toward Paul, who drank two and, at one point, entered the small room where Kyle and Gabby slept and interrupted Gabby and Jeremy and Juan by asking if "anyone" wanted to go to "a different party," aware he was unaffected, due to alcohol, by Gabby's presence.

IPath. " "I like them," said Laura. "iPath," said Paul quietly. Laura said her ex-boyfriend was in a band and used heroin and they already stopped seeing each other, but it was "ongoing," for example he asked her to a movie last week and she went and it was awkward. "I just · wish he would disappear,'' she said in a sincere-seeming manner, staring at Half Baked, which Paul saw on her right eye as four to six pixels that sometimes changed colors. Laura said she didn't want to talk about her ex-boyfriend.

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