New & Selected Stories, 1966-2006
Ecco, Hardcover, 9780060501198, 672pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2006
An unprecedented collection of the best of Joyce Carol Oates's short stories combined with eleven new stories
No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates, and High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006 gathers stories from Oates's seminal collections, including The Wheel of Love (1970), Marriages and Infidelities (1972), and Heat (1991), arranged by decade. All demonstrate what the Chicago Tribune has praised: "the fierce originality of Oates's voice and vision, but also how she has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces."
"This big, lavish collection will do for Oates what similar volumes did for Katherine Anne Porter and John Cheever."
"Oates is just a fearless writer...[with] her brave heart and her impossibly lush and dead-on imaginative powers."
-Los Angeles Times
"This collection of stories that Oates feels are her best is as significant as it is breathtaking."
"Illustrious author Joyce Carol Oates is back with a seminal collection spanning five decades...This anthology is a must-read."