What I Lived For by Joyce Carol Oates audiobook

What I Lived For

By Joyce Carol Oates
Read by Charlie Thurston

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062795762
28.02 Hours Unabridged
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The stunning, classic portrait of a powerful man's downward spiral to moral ruin Jerome "Corky" Corcorn. A money-juggling wheeler dealer, rising politico, popular man's man, and successful womanizer. It is a Memorial Day weekend, and we are about to live with him, breathe with him, and sweat with him in a nonstop marathon of mounting desperation as he tries to keep his financial empire from unraveling, his love life from shredding, and his rebellious daughter from destroying both herself and him. Seldom in fiction has a man been brought so vividly to life in all his strength and weakness, hunger and ambition, carnality and corruption. Rarely has the complex web of American society been revealed so rivetingly. And never has one of today's supreme writers, Joyce Carol Oates, written a bolder and better novel than this mesmerizing masterpiece.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The stunning, classic portrait of a powerful man's downward spiral to moral ruin

Jerome "Corky" Corcorn. A money-juggling wheeler dealer, rising politico, popular man's man, and successful womanizer. It is a Memorial Day weekend, and we are about to live with him, breathe with him, and sweat with him in a nonstop marathon of mounting desperation as he tries to keep his financial empire from unraveling, his love life from shredding, and his rebellious daughter from destroying both herself and him. Seldom in fiction has a man been brought so vividly to life in all his strength and weakness, hunger and ambition, carnality and corruption. Rarely has the complex web of American society been revealed so rivetingly. And never has one of today's supreme writers, Joyce Carol Oates, written a bolder and better novel than this mesmerizing masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A man on a tightrope that takes you to the edge…Ambitious, audacious, masterly, and unforgettable.” Chicago Tribune

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Author

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, and novellas. She is the 2019 recipient of the $10,000 Jerusalem Prize, given to “international writers whose body of work assert the freedom of the individual in society.” She is also a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, among other major awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 28.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English