We were the Mulvaneys

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Publisher:
Dutton,
Pub. Date:
©1996.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 7.4 - AR Pts: 30
Description
A New York Times Notable Book and a former Oprah Book Club selection. Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering. The Mulvaneys of High Point Farm in Mt. Ephraim, New York, are a large and fortunate clan, blessed with good looks, abundant charisma, and boundless promise. But over the twenty-five year span of this ambitious novel, the Mulvaneys will slide, almost imperceptibly at first, from the pinnacle of happiness, transformed by the vagaries of fate into a scattered collection of lost and lonely souls. It is the youngest son, Judd, now an adult, who attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys' former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that occasioned the family's tragic downfall. Each of the Mulvaneys endures some form of exile--physical or spiritual--but in the end they find a way to bridge the chasms that have opened up among them, reuniting in the spirit of love and healing. Profoundly cathartic, Oates' acclaimed novel unfolds as if, in the darkness of the human spirit, she has come upon a source of light at its core. Rarely has a writer made such a startling and inspiring statement about the value of hope and compassion.
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ISBN:
9780452282827
9780525942238
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7.4, 30 Points
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Full title we were the mulvaneys
Author oates joyce carol
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-17 04:46:41AM
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display_description A family of six disintegrates after a daughter is raped by a high-school student. It happens to the wealthy Mulvaneys in upstate New York. The disgrace--there is some question if it was rape--sends the father to drink and financial ruin, the girl leaves home, the others follow. By the author of What I Lived For.
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Farm life -- Fiction, New York (State) -- Fiction, Rape victims -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_display We were the Mulvaneys
title_full We were the Mulvaneys / Joyce Carol Oates
title_short We were the Mulvaneys
topic_facet Domestic fiction, Farm life, Rape victims, Teenage girls