The Accursed

The Accursed

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In 20th century Princeton, New Jersey, a powerful curse, which besets the wealthiest of families, causes the disappearance of a young bride, and when her brother sets out to find her, he crosses paths with the town's most formidable people, including Grover Cleveland and Upton Sinclair.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2013
ISBN: 9780385366724
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Heyst
Sep 17, 2013

Oates' "Because it is bitter" is IMO a very good book. Black Water also; The Falls combines popular fiction with literary fiction--very readable. Oates is an oddity. Many (including me) thought she should have a Nobel and she was nominated several times. She does not appeal to the historically male literary establishment. That historical bias has changed thanks to Morrison, et. al. (and to Oates herself), but Oates came during that in between moment when women were considered second class. She is famously prolific (and the estab. makes fun of her for it--very sexist) and the later work is uneven. She is unconventional in the way she blends fiction and current nonfiction events (Black Water) Because it is bitter is IMO great.

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jbgreens
Aug 31, 2013

If this is an example of her storytelling, I'd say she missed the mark. I gave it a chance and listenened to a third of it before giving up. Bad character devopment, too many characters, none of whom Iiked. Do not know why she is considered such a great author.

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