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By Joyce Carol Oates

Eventually back to print in a stunning new alternate paperback variation, American Appetites is vintage Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful mystery within which the chuffed facade of an prosperous suburban couple crumbles lower 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 winning cookbook author and an excellent hostess.

When a drunken argument a couple of suspected infidelity turns actual, Ian by accident 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 turn into very separate matters, Ian will stand trial, combating for his life.

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

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Fine,舡 Meredith said, watching her shivering mother go to the stove to stir the soup. The ragged gray wool blanket fell to the floor in a heap around her. Meredith set the table, and for a few precious moments there was noise in the room, an approximation of a relationship, at least. 舠My girls,舡 Dad said, coming into the kitchen. He looked pale and slight, his once-wide shoulders whittled down to nothing by weight loss. Moving forward, he put a hand on each woman舗s shoulder, bringing Meredith and Mom in close.

By the time they were all outside and on their way, it was 6:10 and the sky was a deep purplish gray. Right on time. Meredith ran slowly at first, acclimating herself to the cold. As she did every weekday morning, she ran along the gravel road that led from her house, down past her parents舗 house, and out to the old single-lane road that ended about a mile up the hill. From there, she followed the loop out to the golf course and back. Four miles exactly. It was a routine she rarely missed; she had no choice, really.

Daisy. I舗m sorry. 舡 Meredith glanced at the clock. It was 6:37. 舠Shit. I mean, dang it. 舡 Daisy laughed. 舡 Meredith began organizing her paperwork into neat piles. 舠Drive safely, Miss Daisy舡舒it was an old joke but they both smiled舒舠and remember Josh from the Apple Commission will be here at nine for a meeting. 舡 舠You got it. 舡 Meredith got her desk ready for tomorrow and then headed out. Snow was falling in earnest now, blurring the view through her windshield. The wipers were moving as fast as they could, but it was still difficult to see.

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