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BECAUSE IT IS BITTER, AND...by Joyce Carol Oates /1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE-------------BECAUSE IT IS BITTER, AND BECAUSE IT IS MY HEART by Joyce Carol Oates. Murder galvanizes an industrial town in upstate New York when a husky red-haired corpse is fished from a polluted river in 1956. With sure strokes, Oates ( American Appetites ) delineates the racial hatreds leading to the crime that then entangles black basketball hero Verlyn ("Jinx") Fairchild and blonde Iris Courtney. Their coming of age from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s--in the shadow of the civil rights struggle and John F. Kennedy's assassination--their love and their unpremeditated complicity in the town's violence are brilliantly portrayed. Jinx, appealing in his "innocence and impotence," can't help himself or his brother, Sugar Baby, wrecked by drug dealing. Iris, alert, locked into icy detachment, watches Jinx suffer, while her own alcoholic mother and gambling father drift apart. Blotting out her problems, Iris sleepwalks into the household of the exotic Savages, art historians who prize her beauty. Oates is a master at realizing the social forces that twist the fates of her characters. This is the stated Dutton First Edition from April 1990. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris) and pp.20-21 could use tape (fully intact!), both the the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in very good condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.--and the pages and binding are good (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. Paypal is acceptable. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid now for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! OVER 2500 ITEMS AND GROWING!!! BOOKS ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items!
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