Beasts / Joyce Carol Oates.

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  • 4 copies at PINES. (Show)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0786711035
  • ISBN: 9780786711031
  • Physical Description: 138 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Carroll & Graf, 2003, c2002.

Content descriptions

General Note: "An Otto Penzler book."
Summary, etc.: "A bright, talented junior at Catamount College in the druggy 1970s, Gillian Brauer strives to realize more than a poet's craft in her workshop with the charismatic, anti-establishment professor Andre Harrow. For Gillian has fallen in love - with Harrow, with his aesthetic sensibility and bohemian lifestyle, with his secluded cottage on Brierly Lane, with the mystique of his imposing, russet-haired French wife, Dorcas. A sculptress, Dorcas has outraged the campus and alumnae with the crude, primitive, larger than life-sized wooden totems that she has exhibited under the motto "We are Beasts and This is Our Consolation."" As if mesmerized, Gillian enters the rarefied world of the Harrows. She surrenders to their cassoulets, Quaaludes, and intimacies. She is special, even though she knows her classmates Marisa and Sybil and the exotic, mysterious Dominique have preceded her here. She is helpless, she is powerful. And she will learn in full the meaning of Dorcas's provocative motto. --Publisher description.
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