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My Sister My Love (Paperback)
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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 02/04/2009
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A dark, wry, captivating tale, inspired by an unsolved American true crime mystery.

`My Sister, My Love' is based on the controversial true-crime mystery of the JonBenet Ramsey murder. When a beautiful, ice-skating child prodigy is found brutally murdered, suspicion immediately mounts against friends, neighbours - and even the young girl's own family. Told from the point of view of the dead girl's brother, and in the inimitable style and gripping voice that has long been Oates's trademark, `My Sister, My Love' explores the darkest corners of the human psyche, and takes the reader into a twisted world that only the most daring and imaginative of novelists can capture.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007305766
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm


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Praise for My Sister, My Love:

`A searing and often extremely funny portrait of suburban upper-middle-class life...Oates' ability to mimic the chaotic thoughts and feelings of an unwanted child is uncanny.' Joan Smith, Sunday Times

`A lavish, cynical portrait of family dysfunction in the money-and-celebrity-crazed 1990s.' Guardian

`A spirited satire of middle America.' Guardian

Praise for Joyce Carol Oates:

`Every single Oates novel I've read has added to my conviction that she is a genius.' Julie Myerson, Independent on Sunday

`One of the female frontrunners for the title of Great American Novelist.' Maggie Gee, Sunday Times

`A writer of extraordinary strengths...she has dealt consistently with what is probably the great American theme - the quest for the creation of self...Her great subject, naturally, is love.' Ian Sansom, Guardian

`Another step in Oates's progress towards the title of Great American Novelist.' Independent

`Her prose is peerless and her ability to make you think as she re-invents genres is unique. Few writers move so effortlessly from the gothic tale to the psychological thriller to the epic family saga to the lyrical novella. Even fewer authors can so compellingly and entertainingly tell a story.' Jackie McGlone, Scotland on Sunday

`Novelists such as John Updike, Philip Roth, Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer slug it out for the title of the Great American Novelist. But maybe they're wrong. Maybe, just maybe, the Great American Novelist is a woman.' Herald

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“Simply Oates”

Based on a terrible real story, this book is intriguing, gripping and dark, shocking and very honest portrait of a disfunctional family and society. The style is quite difficult and chaotic which really gives the... More

Paperback edition
14th April 2011
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“My Sister My Love”

This novel is inspired by the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, the six-year old beauty pageant winner who was found dead in the basement of her parents' house. As Oates herself says, the novel 'has its genesis in... More

Paperback edition
12th February 2009
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“My Sister My Love”

'My sister my love' is a much-needed plea for authenticity in how we live our lives today.This fictional account of a little girl's murder told by her older brother, Skyler, is a disturbing critique of... More

Paperback edition
8th February 2009
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