By Joyce Carol Oates
Ultimately lower back to print in a stunning new exchange paperback variation, American Appetites is vintage Joyce Carol Oates—a suspenseful mystery during which the satisfied facade of an prosperous suburban couple crumbles below the load of tragedy and scandal.
For twenty-six years, Ian McCullough, a demographics researcher at a social technology imagine tank, has been fortunately married to Glynnis, a winning cookbook author and an excellent hostess.
When a drunken argument a couple of suspected infidelity turns actual, Ian by chance pushes Glynnis via a plate glass window—or did she fall? Now, Glynnis is lifeless, Ian is charged with homicide, and their American dream is shattered. and shortly, in a court the place guilt and accountability develop into very separate matters, Ian will stand trial, battling for his life.
A refined, witty, and chilling novel from the incomparable Joyce Carol Oates, American Appetites explores our insatiable starvation for energy, love, and good fortune, and the way cozy, privileged lives—and the process fate—can be dramatically remodeled right away.
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Dripping sweat. I thought about how tomorrow, I’d completely change my life. Tomorrow I’d do something new. Something as yet undone. Yes. Tomorrow will be the start. I’ll do something I’ve never done. I’ll go to the store and purchase a new videogame. The videogame will be a new release. I’ll say, “Which is the newest, best game” to an employee, then buy whatever suggested. I’ll take the videogame home, reading the instruction manual as I walk, because the anticipation to play the game will be so intense that I’ll need to read the manual before I even play.
There were stomping sounds and screaming. Then—while the game was showing a replay of my brother hitting someone into the opposing team’s bench area—I looked across the room, out the window. Across the courtyard—in another second story apartment—a slightly overweight woman showered. I could see her through the bathroom window. Every apartment in the building had a window in the shower. She looked good. Her chubby shoulders and back were wet. I want to fuck you so hard—I thought. ” But I didn’t answer.
Then he laughed like “heh ah” and put his hands in his pockets, sniffing. Paying for my food, I imagined myself accepting change from the cashier then floating sideways out of the sandwich place. Just, out the door and up into the sky. Not too fast, not too slow. With enough time to fully enjoy it. * 44 [RONTEL] When I got home, there was a note underneath the apartment door. The note was handwritten on lined stationary with flowers and birds on it. It read: “Hey could you please please please stop smoking.